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Epimacular Brachytherapy for Wet AMD: 24 Months Results

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Surgery.flv Authors: TL Jackson, M Farah, JP Duprat, M Avila, GY Fujii, J Rossi, A Santos, R Palank , J Nau, London, UK Advantages: Epimacular brachytherapy (EMB) offers a novel, durable, costeffective treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Methods: Patients with classic, mixed or occult choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) underwent a pars plana vitrectomy followed by 24 Gy beta irradiation...

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Combined Treatment of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Serous Detachment in the Macular Region Caused by Age-Related Macular Degeneration

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Surgery.flv Authors: Victor N. Kazaykin, Igor A. Malov, Yekaterinburg, Russia Advantages: Combination of laser retinopuncture and 25G endovitreal surgery provides a possibility to obtain attachment of retinal pigment epithelium serous detachment (RPE SD), caused by ARMD, in the macular region in its combination with posterior hyaloid detachment. Methods: After limiting retinal lasercoagulation at...

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Spectral OCT Determined Anti-VEGF Treatment

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/When-Re-Treating.flv Authors: Janusz Michalewski, Slawomir Cisiecki, Dominik Odrobina, Krzysztof Dziegielewski, Zbigniew Pikulski, Zofia Michalewska, Maciej Bednarski, Jerzy Nawrocki, Lodz, Poland Advantages: Spectral domain OCT determined anti- VEGF therapy enabled the reduction of number of injections. Moreover Spectral OCT enabled to determine some prognostic factors for anti- VEGF...

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Assessment of CNV Activity with a New Activity

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/When-Re-Treating.flv Authors: Sengul Ozdek, Cuneyt Ozmen, Berati Hasanreisoglu, Ankara, Turkey Advantages: A new activity scoring (AS) for assessment of the neovascular ARMD activity is defined. AS supplies standardization for the assessment of the lesion activity after anti-VEGF therapy. Methods: 52 eyes with neovascular ARMD treated with anti- VEGF agents were involved. The AS is based on 1) fluid...

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Classification for OCT Findings in CNV Secondary to AMD

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/When-Re-Treating.flv Author: Arwa Azmeh, Damascus, Syria Advantages: A classification of retinal and subretinal morphological changes based on OCT findings was suggested to be used in follow up of activity of CNV secondary to AMD after treatment, and for making the decision of retreatment. Methods: OCT scans through CNV secondary to AMD using Zeiss stratus OCT 3000 were analyzed. The OCT findings were...

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Definition and Management of Non-Responders to Anti-VEGF for CNV

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/When-Re-Treating.flv Authors: Sengul Ozdek, Cuneyt Ozmen, Berati Hasanreisoglu, Ankara, Turkey Advantages: To define the nonresponders of CNV to anti-VEGF treatment clearly so that unnecessary treatments with a costly agent can be prevented. Methods: A mini questionnaire with 7 items was send to the retina specialist in Turkey via e-mail. The questions were related with the definition of...

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