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Photodisruption of Retinal Pigment Epithelium on the Long Standing and Large Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment

ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluation of photodisruption of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) on the long standing retinal pigment epithelial detachment(PED). Materials & Methods: Seven eyes with PED persisted or enlarged more than 4 months were treated RPE photodisruption. The laser treatment were performed one time with between 19 spots and 55 spots of short duration and small spot size to induce mechanical break of the RPE. Five male and...

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First Results with Noctura 400 Sleep Mask for Chronic Macular Edema Treatment

ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate potential efficacy of a Class IIa 12 week medical device with CE certification and ISO13485 in treatment of chronic ME reluctant to pall previous other treatment. Material & Methods: 10 patients included in this study (5 RVO, 1 DR, 1 post RD, 3 post ERM). All patients had multiple previous treatments for chronic ME, included ILM peeling, multiple anti-VEGF IVT, Corticosteroids IVT or subtenon, eyedrops,...

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Do We Need a Level-1 Evidence-based Study to Make Clinical Decisions?

ABSTRACT Medicine in general and ophthalmology in particular are transiting from doctors making individualized decisions based on personal experience and expertise to decisions made based on “the study”. These studies are based on a highly scientific approach, the elements of which include randomization, large patient populations, multiple treating facilities and physicians, prospective planning, and objective analysis of the...

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