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Complications May Occur in Stem Cell Based Therapies of Retinitis Pigmentosa

ABSTRACT Background: This study shows the clinical data of one year follow-up of 14 patients with advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP) who received subretinal adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) implantation and focuses on complications of the therapy. Methods: All patients had total visual field defects and 7 of them only had light perception. The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in the study was 20/2000. All...

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Pattern Electroretinogram for Monitoring the Efficacy of Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection in Diabetic Macular Edema

Abdullah Özkiris, Ayse Öner, Cem Evereklioglu, Kuddusi Erkiliç Purpose: To investigate the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone by evaluation of pattern electroretinogram (PERG) in diabetic patients with clinically significant macular edema (CSME). Methods: Forty eyes of 40 diabetic patients were treated with 8 mg of intravitreal triamcinolone injection as primary therapy for CSME. The main outcome measures included best-corrected...

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