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Recovery of Macular Anatomy after Release of Vitreo Macular Adhesion Using Microplasmin

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/videos/PeterStalmans_VP6_768K.flv Peter Stalmans (Leuven, Belgium) Advantages: Vitreo macular adhesion can cause significant distortion of the normal macular anatomy, resulting in decreased visual function, and can lead to macular hole formation, or enhance other diseases such as diabetic maculopathy or age related macular degeneration. Release of the vitreo macular adhesion can restore the macular anatomy,...

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Evolving Concepts in Pharmacologic Vitreolysis

Brooks W. McCuen, II, MD (Durham, NC) The attachment of the cortical vitreous to the inner limiting lamina of the retinal surface plays an important role in the pathophysiology of many vitreoretinal diseases, such as idiopathic macular hole, vitreomacular traction syndrome, penetrating ocular trauma and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Despite continued improvement in techniques and instrumentation, achieving an atraumatic cleavage of...

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A Simple Predictor of Vitrase® Efficacy for Successful Laser Treatment in Patients with Diabetes and Severe Vitreous Hemorrhage

Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD (Minneapolis, MN),* Maurice B. Landers, MD, FACS (Chapel Hill, NC),* Ronald K. Pearson, PhD (Harrisburg, PA),* Alan M. Hochberg, BSE (Harrisburg, PA),* Timothy R. McNamara, Pharm D (Irvine, CA),* James A. Gow, MD (Irvine, CA),* Lisa R. Grillone, PhD (Irvine, CA)* PURPOSE: To develop and validate a method of predicting by one month post-intravitreous injection whether subjects receiving Vitrase® (lyophilized, ovine...

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Vitrase for Vitreous Hemorrhage Revisited

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Vitrase-for-Vitreous-Hemorrhage-Revisited.swf Michael A. Singer, MD (San Antonio, TX), Rafael Lin Wong, (San Antonio, TX), Catherine Alderete, CMA (San Antonio, TX), Robin D. Hartman, BBA (San Antonio, TX) PURPOSE: To determine whether Vitrase is effective in clearing of vitreous hemorrhage and at what point in time hemorrhage clears enough to adequately assess pathology and...

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A Simple Predictor of Vitrase® Efficacy for BCVA Improvement in Patients with Diabetes and Severe Vitreous Hemorrhage

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/A-Simple-Predictor-of-Vitrase-Efficacy-for-BCVA-Improvement-in-Patients-with-Diabetes-and-Severe-Vitreous-Hemorrhage.swf Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD (Minneapolis, MN),* Maurice B Landers, MD (Chapel Hill, NC),* Ronald K Pearson, (Harrisburg, PA),* Alan M. Hochberg, BSE (Harrisburg, PA),* Timothy R. McNamara, Pharm D (Irvine, CA),* James A. Gow, MD (Irvine, CA),* Lisa R. Grillone, PhD (Irvine,...

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