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Cine-angiography ICG Demonstrates Choroidal Re-perfusions After Vortex Vein Occlusions in AMD

Choroidal volume is reduced along aging. Choroidal perfusion is decreased by 37% in AMD (Grunwald JE1998) (1) Choroidal thickness is reduced by 50% (EDI-OCT study-Spaide RF 2009) (2) Vortex Veins Occlusion (VVO) might restaure choriocapillaris perfusion. (Hayreh SS 1982, experiments in the Rhesus monkey) (3) and (Bonnet M 1985, surgery in 17 human eyes with AMD) (4). The goal of the study was to evaluate the choroidal perfusion after...

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Intravitreal Procrit in Eyes with Geographic Atrophy Secondary to ARMD

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Purpose: To investigate the role of Procrit intravitreal injections in stabilizing vision and geographic atrophy (GA) in eyes with atrophic AMD and to characterize SD-OCT and central visual field acuity perimetry (Omnifield) findings associated with GA. Methods: A retrospective pilot study examined eyes treated off-label with Procrit...

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Cine-angiography ICG Demonstrates Choroidal Re-perfusions After Vortex Vein Occlusions in AMD

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Choroidal volume decreases with age. Choroidal perfusion is also decreased by 37% (Grunwald JE1998)- 50% (EDI-OCT study-Spaide RF 2009) in AMD. Vortex Veins Occlusion (VVO) might restore choriocapillaris perfusion. (Hayreh SS 1982, experiments in the Rhesus monkey, Bonnet M 1985, surgery in 17 human eyes with AMD). The goal of the study...

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The Arrest of Dry AMD Development by Means of LED-based Low-light Therapy. The Dynamic of Acuity and Macular Pigment Optical Density

Advantages: To arrest the dry AMD development the original low-light therapy during two sessions in the course of year was used. Methods: To apply the low-light therapy the Vision Aid Mark-III prototype was used to illuminate retina by three different wavelengths of light. To evaluate the optical density of the macular pigment, the MacuLux® Praxis (Ebiga VISION GmbH, Germany) was used. Effectiveness: The main group consist of 90...

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Intravitreal Procrit in Eyes with Geographic Atrophy Secondary to ARMD

C Majcher (Salus), SH Sinclair (Drexel Univ School Med), W Li (Drexel Univ School Med), P Presti (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta) Objective: Investigate erythropoietin intravitreal injections stabilization of central discriminant visual fields (CDVF) and GA progression in atrophic ARMD and correlate OCT findings with CDVF and patterns of GA progression. Methods: Retrospective pilot study of patients with GA AMD with fovea...

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Macular Drusen, Atrophic AMD and Progression into Wet AMD

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-2.flv Ivan Fiser (Prague, Czech Republic) Advantages: 1. We find useful to carefully follow up eyes with atrophic AMD and macular drusen. Not only the drusen, but also the fading of drusen, and the conversion to geographic atrophy can be a prologue to CNV. The combination of OCT and FA, together with other usual examination methods, can distinguish between...

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Non-Exudative Age Related Macular Degeneration

Francesco Boscia (Bari, Italy) Approximately 80% to 90% of cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are dry AMD (or non-neovascular AMD). Among those cases, 12-20% progresses to geographic atrophy (GA) and severe visual loss. To date, no medical or surgical treatment is available for this condition, however vitamin supplements with high doses of antioxidants, lutein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutein> and zeaxanthin...

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Multifocal Electroretinogram, Antioxidant Drugs and Dry AMD

Alarcón Valero Isaac, Vilaplana i Blanch Daniel, Poposky Vladimir, Martínez-Giralt Olga, Berniell Trota José Antonio, Acebes Roldán Xènia, Castilla Céspedes Miguel Purpose: Analyse the usefulness of antioxidant drug supplementation using multifocal electroretinogram (mf-ERG) in normal and dry AMD eyes. Methods: 48 eyes, all have had cataract surgery and with a visual acuity of 20/40 or better. Two groups: cases (24 eyes), (dry-AMD)...

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Vortex Vein Occlusion as a Treatment for AMD: Surgical and Technical Procedure, Principle of Action, Indications and Results

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Vortex-Vein-Occlusion-as-a-Treatment-for-AMD:-Surgical-and-Technical-Procedure,-Principle-of-Action,-Indications-and-Results.flv Richard Luscan Purpose: Report of a six year experience on this topic, including about one hundred procedures upon all various forms of AMD. Introduction: Vortex veins occlusion procedure was used to inflate the choriocapillaris tone, known to be deflated or with irregular...

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