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Congress – The challenge of retinal transplantation.

on SYMPOSIUM: ARMD SURGICAL APPROACH Monday, June 20, 2005 ; 8:30 – 1:15 The Challenge of Retinal Transplantation Author: Peep V. Algvere, M.D., Ph.D., Relya Zivojnovic Award Abstract : Since several retinal diseases and dystrophies exhibit apoptotic cell death of photoreceptors and/or RPE cells, transplantation of young and healthy cells has been most desirable to replace the diseased tissue. A remarkable achievement was the...

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Autologous Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Choroid Transplantation for Exudative ARMD with 180° Peripheral Retinotomy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Autologous-Retinal-Pigment-Epithelium-and-Choroid-Transplantation-for-Exudative-ARMD-with-180-Peripheral-Retinotomy.flv Grazia Pertile, Barbara Parolini Advantages: Autologous Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) and choroid transplantation has a rationale in replacing the damaged RPE after surgical removal of a CNV and can be useful in order to restore better visual acuity. We present preliminary...

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Autologous Iris Pigment Epithelium Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Dry Macular Degeneration: 2 Year Follow-up

Narendra Armogan, MD, FRCS(C) (Mississauga, Canada), Fareed Ali, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Alan Kosaric, MD (Oakville, Canada) PURPOSE: Can Autologous Iris Pigment Cell transplantation for Dry Macular Degeneration be used as a treatment to prevent the relentless progression of the disease as measured by functional and structural analysis; additionally, can improvement of visual acuity in patients by virtue of rescuing neuro-retinal...

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Subretinal Surgery with the Combination RPE and Choroidal Transplantation for the Treatment of ARMD Related Visual Loss in a US Management Algorithm

Calvin A. Grant, MD (Oak Lawn, IL) PURPOSE: To offer submacular surgery with combined RPE/choroid graft for patients that are ineligible for PDT and anti-VEGF agents for possible visual rehab. METHODS: 12 consecutive patients underwent submacular surgery with combined RPE/choroid graft as a prospective case control series. The patients had profound visual loss as a result of fibrosis in the subretinal space and choroid or atrophy of the...

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The Challenge of Retinal Transplantation

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/The-Challenge-of-Retinal-Transplantation.swf Peep V. Algvere, M.D., Ph.D., Relya Zivojnovic Award Since several retinal diseases and dystrophies exhibit apoptotic cell death of photoreceptors and/or RPE cells, transplantation of young and healthy cells has been most desirable to replace the diseased tissue. A remarkable achievement was the first successful grafting of RPE cells to the RCS-rat showing...

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Artificial Bruch’s Membrane Implant: Preliminary Result on Animal

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Artificial-Bruch-s-Membrane-Implant:-Preliminary-Result-on-Animal.swf F. Patelli, MD, H. Quiroz-Mercado, MD, M. S. Blumenkranz, MD, R. Agurto-Rivera, MD, D. Yellachich, MD, F. Molnar, MD, T. Leng, MD, R. Dalal, MD, G. Alvarez-Rivera, MD Purpose: To describe surgical procedure of subretinal artificial Bruch’s membrane implant and to evaluate its biocompatibility in pigs eyes. Methods: 12 pigs eyes...

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