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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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Choroidal Thickness in Highly Myopic Eyes

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Mafalda Mota Purpose: Myopia (nearsightedness) is a prevalent disease. In the myopic eye the light rays focus anteriorly to the retina. High or pathologic myopia is defined as spherical equivalent refractive error greater than 6.00 diopters (D) or axial length greater than 26.5mm3. Patients with high myopia are at a greater risk of developing progressive retinal degeneration and other vision threatening pathology, such as...

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