Flávio A. Rezende

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide affecting individuals over the age of 50. The neovascular form (NV AMD) is characterized by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and responsible for the majority of central vision impairment. Using non-biased microRNA arrays and individual TaqMan qPCRs, we profiled miRNAs in the(More)
The deterioration of the inner blood-retinal barrier and consequent macular edema is a cardinal manifestation of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and the clinical feature most closely associated with loss of sight. We provide evidence from both human and animal studies for the critical role of the classical neuronal guidance cue, semaphorin 3A, in instigating(More)
In stroke and proliferative retinopathy, despite hypoxia driven angiogenesis, delayed revascularization of ischemic tissue aggravates the loss of neuronal function. What hinders vascular regrowth in the ischemic central nervous system remains largely unknown. Using the ischemic retina as a model of neurovascular interaction in the CNS, we provide evidence(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data on macular hole formation have changed our understanding of the mechanisms involved. However, the mechanisms of macular hole closure, despite the introduction of internal limiting membrane (ILM) removal, are not fully understood. We reviewed the charts of patients who underwent surgery for macular hole with and without intentional(More)
To perform ultrasonographic evaluation of the preoperative status of the posterior vitreoretinal interface in phakic patients undergoing surgery for retinal detachment (RD) with flap tear(s) and to investigate its relationship with postoperative anatomic and visual acuity outcomes. A prospective, consecutive case series including 50 phakic eyes of 49(More)
PURPOSE To describe a novel surgical technique for drainage of bullous serous and hemorrhagic choroidal detachments. METHODS A prospective, consecutive case series of 6 eyes with serous and/or hemorrhagic choroidal detachments secondary to intraocular surgery was documented to evaluate the feasibility of using the 25-gauge and 20-gauge transconjunctival(More)
Purpose. To investigate the in vivo incision architecture using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in 23-gauge and 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless pars plana vitrectomy (TSPPV). Methods. A prospective observational study of 22 eyes of 22 patients that underwent three-port 25-gauge (10 eyes) or 23-gauge (12 eyes) TSPPV was performed.(More)
To evaluate functional and anatomic outcomes of eyes undergoing suprachoroidal buckling (SCB) using a specially designed catheter for the management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) secondary to peripheral retinal breaks. Retrospective cohort study of 62 eyes of 62 patients. Subjects underwent SCB for the management of RRD secondary to single or(More)
The authors describe two patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy bilaterally who were treated with transconjunctival 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for dense vitreous hemorrhage (VH). After 4 and 10 months, respectively, both developed recurrent VH. They were initially managed with in-office gas-fluid exchange and anti-VEGF intravitreal(More)
Jean-Sébastien Joyal, Ye Sun, Marin L Gantner, Zhuo Shao, Lucy P Evans, Nicholas Saba, Thomas Fredrick, Samuel Burnim, Jin Sung Kim, Gauri Patel, Aimee M Juan, Christian G Hurst, Colman J Hatton, Zhenghao Cui, Kerry A Pierce, Patrick Bherer, Edith Aguilar, Michael B Powner, Kristis Vevis, Michel Boisvert, Zhongjie Fu, Emile Levy, Marcus Fruttiger, Alan(More)