J. Fernando Arevalo

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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been shown to be an endothelial cell-specific mitogen and an angiogenic inducer in a variety of in vitro and in vivo models. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated to increase retinal vessel permeability by increasing the phosphorylation of tight junction proteins. Recent work has found elevated levels of VEGF in(More)
PURPOSE To report the incidence and clinical features of patients that experienced un-explained visual loss following silicone oil (SO) removal. METHODS Multicenter retrospective study of patients that underwent SO removal during 2000-2012. Visual loss of ≥2 lines was considered significant. RESULTS A total of 324 eyes of 324 patients underwent SO(More)
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