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Alternative Diffuse DME Treatment: Laser Photostimulation versus Topical Medical Therapy

Introduction: The standard first-line treatment for diffuse diabetic macular edema (DDME) is intravitreal injections. Although considered safer and more effective than laser, these drugs may have serious ocular and systemic complications. Recent research of the pharmacological properties of Nepafenac, found that this drug could reach the retina in sufficient concentrations to produce beneficial effects. We evaluated the efficacy of...

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Prevention of Endophthalmitis Following Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injection

Vladimir Poposki_SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2015 Introduction: The endophthalmitis is a devastating complication of intravitreal injection (IVI) procedure. Topical antibiotics are used by consensus and protocol, because of supposed advantage of its use in the reduction of conjunctival bacterial growth. However, this benefit is controversial. Many studies concluded that they do not alter the incidence nor reduce the risk of endophthalmitis. Even...

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Long-term Outcomes of CSCR

Settings: Institut Catala de Retina, Barcelona, Spain Purpose: To describe the characteristics of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CCSC) with a long duration of follow-up. Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed of CCSC between 2011 and 2014 with foveal involvement and follow-up of at least one year. Results: We included 45 patients (48 eyes) of 233 cases of central serous chorioretinopathy (39.5%). Mean follow-up...

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