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Variable Clinical Manifestations of Bilateral Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Diana Chichur, Andriy Sergienko (Kyiv, Ukraine) Advantages: This study reports different clinical types of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) that require different surgical methods of repair. Methods: Retrospective review of 80 patients presenting with bilateral RRD. Effectiveness / Safety: Two types of bilateral RRD clinical course were distinguished from clinical assessment: type I with a more favorable outcome, (13.7% of the...

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Pediatric Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Etiology and Surgical Outcomes

Silvia Bopp (Bremen, Germany) Advantages: To evaluate the etiologies, treatment and surgical outcomes of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in children and adolescents (up to 18 years) and to highlight the specific features that are different from adult RRD. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 55 eyes (50 patients) with RRD between 2000 and 2010. Only 10 eyes showed RRD without any identifiable risk factor (idiopathic). The...

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Comparison of the Incidence of Cardiovascular Morbidity in Patients Without and with Age-related Macular Degeneration

M Kowalska, J Ciszewska, K Wajs, D KĂȘcik (Warsaw, Poland) Advantages: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors in patients with dry and wet AMD. The control group consisted of patients with normal maculas. Methods: 242 patients: 156 pts with established diagnosis of AMD and a mean age of 70.8 +/- 12.1 years and 86 pts with normal appearing maculas and a mean age 69.8 +/- 7.2 years...

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Clinical Findings and PVR Distribution

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Pseudophakic Retinal Detachment, its Incidence Rate and Types of Management

Author: Raed Mousa, Gaza Town, Palestine Advantages: A study about the incidence rate of a pseudophakic retinal detachment and the types of its management. Methods: A retrospective study of the patients registered from 2006 to 2007 with a pseudophakic retinal detachment. Effectiveness: This was showing very interesting data and opened a lot of questions, which need answers in the...

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The Incidence of Cardiovascular Morbidity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration-Preliminary Report

Authors: Joanna Ciszewska, Marta Suwalska, Ewa Sedak, Dariusz Kecik, Warsaw, Poland Introduction: Recent studies have connected the etiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with vascular pathologies. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of coexisting cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular risk factors in open cohort of patients (pts) with both wet and dry type of AMD. Material and Methods: Consecutive 156 pts,...

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