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ROP Surgery – Late Stages IV and V

EDITED FILM ABSTRACT Retinopathy of prematurity is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness in the world. Even when treatment is properly performed some cases progresses to stage IV and V. New surgical advances allow performing surgery early, safely, with lens sparing and consequent better anatomical results than a few years ago. Stage V remains a surgical indication with less success rate than stage IV so it’s advisable to...

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Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP: 11 Years of Experience

Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP: 11 Years of Experience SCIENTIFIC POSTER Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP 11 Years of Experience by Susana Teixeira, Rosalina Barroso, Graca Pires, Mafalda Mota, Filomena Silva, Portugal ABSTRACT ROP remains one of the leading causes of preventable childhood blindness worldwide. The ablative treatment strategy has been used for more than 30 years now and it’s efficacy and limitations are well known. In 2006, we...

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ROP Treatment – When Time Matters

ROP Treatment – When Time Matters EDITED FILM ABSTRACT The authors present a movie about the importance of correct screening and timing treatment of ROP. Some clinical cases treated with laser ablation of peripheral retina, intravitreal anti-VEGF and vitrectomy are presented. It is aimed to sensitize ophthalmological community to the impact of good ROP screening and treatment and make an alert to how devastated this disease can...

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Two Different Options in the Treatment of Premacular Hemorrhage Secondary to Macroaneurysm

  SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Ines Coutinho Purpose: Premacular hemorrhage is one major cause of sudden visual loss and occurs in a variety of disorders, among others in retinal arterial macroaneurysms (RAM). Possible therapeutic options include observation, vitrectomy, intravitreal rT-PA injection or laser posterior hyaloidotomy. However, the best treatment is still controversial. We report on 2 cases with premacular haemorrhage due to RAM. The...

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Case Reports in CNV (Different from AMD): Fifth Case

A 45 years old type II diabetic male had a posterior choroidal rupture secondary to traumatic ocular rupture originated by blunt trauma in the left eye. One year after the trauma the patient developed a choroidal neovascular membrane in the edge of the choroidal rupture. He was treated with intravitreal injections of bevacizumab as needed during two years until the CNVM had no apparent vascular activity and a fibrotic scar is present. Most...

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Smartphones in Ophthalmology: A Promising New World!

The potentialities of the new generation of smartphones in ophthalmology are growing every day. From education to patient evaluation, image registration and information sharing, these new tool are changing our habits. We present clinical cases registered by smartphone in different ocular pathologies, from pole to pole. In some pediatric cases we compare smartphone images to RetCam...

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Treatment of Aggressive Posterior ROP

Authors: Susana Teixeira, Manuela Bernardo, Graça Pires, Filomena Silva, Diogo Cavalheiro, Rosalina Barroso, Lisbon, Portugal Advantages: Aggressive Posterior ROP (AP-ROP) is a unique presentation of ROP that, even with the best standard treatment (pre-threshold laser ablation of anterior avascular retina) leads to unfavorable anatomic (55,2%) and functional (58%) results. As the proliferative phase (ROP Phase II) is associated with high...

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