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Response of Different Patterns of Diabetic Macular Edema to Treatment with a Sustained-release Dexamethasone Posterior-segment Drugdelivery System

Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD (Irvine, CA),* Connie Chou, PhD (Irvine, CA),* David V. Weinberg, MD (Milwaukee, WI),* Scott M. Whitcup, MD (Irvine, CA),* Julia A. Haller, MD (Baltimore, MD),* Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD (Stanford, CA),* George A. Williams, MD (Royal Oak, MI)* PURPOSE: To evaluate the response of different patterns of persistent diabetic macular edema (DME) unresponsive to prior medical or laser therapy to treatment with a novel...

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Surgical Management in Acute Endophthalmitis

Fréderic Rouberol, MD (Lyon, France), Christophe Chiquet, MD (Grenoble, France) SYNOPSIS Treatment of acute endophthalmitis includes intravitreal injection of antibiotics, and pars plana vitrectomy. The surgery is looked at from several angles: removal of inflammatory debris or membranes in the anterior segment, obtaining intraocular specimens sampling, different modes of visualization of the fundus during surgery. After presenting the...

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Current Antibiotic Resistance Profiles for Vitreous Isolates in Bacterial Endophthalmitis

Eric W. Fitz, MD (New York, NY), Shaw Mahendra, BS (New York, NY), Richard B. Rosen, MD (New York, NY), Ronald C. Gentile, MD (New York, NY) PURPOSE: Endophthalmitis remains one of the most devastating complications of ophthalmic surgery. Timely treatment with appropriate antibiotics is necessary to prevent severe loss of vision. This study reviews microbial antibiotic resistance profiles of culture positive isolates in...

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Three-year Results of a Multicenter Clinical Trial of the Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Three-year-Results-of-a-Multicenter-Clinical-Trial-of-the-Fluocinolone-Acetonide-Intravitreal-Implant-to-Treat-Diabetic-Macular-Edema.swf Dean Eliott, MD (Los Angeles, CA),* Brian Levy, OD, MS (Rochester, NY),* Timothy L. Comstock, OD, MS (Rochester, NY)* PURPOSE: This 4-year prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled study is being conducted to investigate the safety and  efficacy of a...

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Three-year Results of a Multi-center Clinical Trial of Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implants to Treat Posterior Uveitis

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Three-year-Results-of-a-Multi-center-Clinical-Trial-of-Fluocinolone-Acetonide-Intravitreal-Implants-to-Treat-Posterior-Uveitis.swf Daniel F. Martin, MD (Atlanta, GA),* David G. Callanan, MD (Arlington, TX),* Glenn J. Jaffe, MD (Durham, NC),* Brian Levy, OD, MS (Rochester, NY),* Timothy Comstock, OD, MS (Rochester, NY)* PURPOSE: A 3-year prospective, multi-center, dose-masked randomized clinical trial...

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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Following Unusual Routes of Administration of Exogenous Steroids

Manjot Gill, MD (Chicago, IL), Rukhsana Mirza, MD (Chicago, IL) PURPOSE: To describe three cases of central serous chorioretinopathy following atypical routes of adminstration of exogenous steroids. This includes the first reported case of a patient who developed CSCR following intra-scalp steroid injection as well as the first described case of CSCR following use of steroid shampoo. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series describing...

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