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There is no treatment available for vision loss associated with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or geographic atrophy (GA). In a pilot, proof of concept phase 2 study, we evaluated ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) delivered via an intraocular encapsulated cell technology implant for the treatment of GA. We designed a multicenter, 1-y,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a dexamethasone intravitreous drug delivery system (DDS) in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS Patients with persistent macular edema (> or = 90 days' duration) were randomized to treatment with 700 microg or 350 microg of dexamethasone DDS or observation. One eye from each patient was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of a dexamethasone intravitreous drug delivery system (dexamethasone DDS) in patients with persistent macular edema (ME) resulting from uveitis or Irvine-Gass syndrome. DESIGN Randomized, prospective, single-masked, controlled trial. METHODS Three hundred and fifteen patients with persistent (>or= 90 days) ME were(More)
PURPOSE To report 24-month vision and fluorescein angiographic outcomes from trials evaluating photodynamic therapy with verteporfin in patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) caused by pathologic myopia. DESIGN AND SETTING Multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial at 28 ophthalmology practices in Europe(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a dexamethasone intravitreous drug delivery system (DDS) in patients with persistent (> or =90 days despite treatment) macular edema. METHODS This 6-month study randomized 315 patients with persistent macular edema with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 to 20/200 in the study eye to observation or a single treatment with(More)
PURPOSE To describe acquired ocular toxoplasmosis in deer hunters. METHODS AND RESULTS The authors describe five young men presenting with flu-like symptoms followed by visual loss due to a unilateral, focal necrotizing retinitis. All five men gave a history of ingesting undercooked or uncooked venison. All five had elevated toxoplasma serology, and all(More)
Doppler echocardiography is useful for detecting and quantifying mitral regurgitation (MR) and mitral stenosis (MS). To determine the prevalence of these abnormalities in patients with mitral anular calcium (MAC), 51 consecutive patients who had an echocardiographic diagnosis of MAC were examined by Doppler ultrasound. Transmitral flow was evaluated to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the surgical and nonsurgical visual outcomes of young subjects with idiopathic macular epiretinal membranes (ERMs). DESIGN Retrospective observational and noncomparative interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen consecutive subjects (20 eyes) aged 40 years or less with an idiopathic macular ERM. METHODS Group 1: 10(More)
PURPOSE Posterior lens fragments after phacoemulsification can be a serious complication of cataract surgery. This study is designed to evaluate the clinical features of eyes after pars plana vitrectomy has been performed to remove posteriorly dislocated lens fragments after phacoemulsification. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective chart review(More)
PURPOSE To compare the visual results and the postoperative complications in eyes with posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) dislocation that underwent pars plana vitrectomy with lens repositioning with eyes that underwent pars plana vitrectomy with lens exchange. DESIGN Nonrandomized consecutive comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-nine(More)