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Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy and Possibilities of Monitoring of Its Clinical Activity

ABSTRACT Purpose: Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) is a rare disease of unknown etiology characterized by focal photoreceptor abnormalities. Aim of this project was to evaluate how to monitor its clinical activity. Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients with uveitis was conducted at Uveitis Centre in Prague and patients with diagnosis of AZOOR were identified. Clinical activity of AZOOR has been monitored by visual acuity,...

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Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema in Anti-VEGF Nonresponders. Long Time Real Life Results

ABSTRACT Purpose: In the retrospective single center study, we evaluated the effectiveness of Dexamethasone implant (DEX) and fluocinolone acetonide (FAc) implant in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) who insufficiently responded to anti-VEGF therapy. Methods: In total 30 eyes without improvement of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central foveal thickness (CFT) after treatment with 3-14 anti-VEGF injections (ranibizumab...

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Morphologic Changes of the Macula in Patients Treated for Wet AMD with Ranibizumab or Aflibercept

ABSTRACT Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the morphologic changes of the macula after three initial loading injections of ranibizumab or aflibercept in patients with wet form of AMD. File & Methodology: In the retrospective study we evaluated 148 patients (97 women, 51 men). 74 patients (46 women, 28 men) were treated with aflibercept and 74 patients (51 women, 23 men) were treated with ranibizumab. Using optical coherence...

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Intravitreal Anti VEGF Injections Combined with Diode Laser for Treatment of Stage 3+ Retinopathy of Prematurityin Zone I and Posterior Zone II

ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate efficacy and safety of intravitreal injection of pegaptanib or bevacizumab and laser photocoagulation for treatment of threshold stage 3+ retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) affecting zone I and posterior zone II, and to compare the results in terms of regression, development of peripheral retinal vessels with conventional laser photocoagulation or combined with cryotherapy. Methods: In this prospective...

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25 Gauge Diabetic Vitrectomy: Precise Membranectomy Without Scissors

ABSTRACT Well known are “cosmetic” advantages of small gauge surgery, namely 25ga (shorter procedure, patients´ comfort, less inflammation, no astigmatism), however, more important are the “surgical” advantages (smaller required flow, smaller risk of retina or vitreous incarceration, better surgical accuracy, almost no retinal tears, a single instrument for various manipulations: base dissection, delamination, segmentation...

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Are We More Precise in Our Surgery? Comparison 20 Gauge and 23 Gauge Vitrectomy Technique in Macular Hole and Epiretinal Membrane Removal

ABSTRACT Purpose: The aim of our presentation is to compare a conventional 20ga technique and 23ga suturless vitrectomy (PPV) in patients who underwent surgery for diagnosis of macular holes. Two cohorts of patients were processed. The first group of patients underwent surgery between 2003 and 2005 with a classic 20ga PPV. The second group of patients was between 2013 and 2018, who underwent surgery with a technique of suturless 23ga...

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