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PURPOSE To evaluate 14-week effects of intravitreal ranibizumab or triamcinolone in eyes receiving focal/grid laser for diabetic macular edema and panretinal photocoagulation. METHODS Three hundred and forty-five eyes with a visual acuity of 20/320 or better, center-involved diabetic macular edema receiving focal/grid laser, and diabetic retinopathy(More)
PURPOSE To compare long-term vision and anatomic effects of ranibizumab with prompt or deferred laser vs laser or triamcinolone + laser with very deferred ranibizumab in diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. METHODS Eight hundred and twenty-eight study eyes (558 [67%] completed the 5-year visit), at 52 sites, with visual acuity(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the incidence of endophthalmitis after intravitreal drug injection by means of a standardized procedure that does not require topical antibiotics, sterile gloves, or a sterile drape. METHODS Intravitreal injections of preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide or ranibizumab were administered in 2 prospective randomized clinical trials(More)
Recent improvements in intraocular lens (IOL) design, manufacturing techniques, and surgical techniques have greatly reduced the incidence of complications following implantation, and many authors now consider IOL implantation to be among the most safe and effective major surgical procedures. However, adverse reactions are still seen--some as late sequelae(More)
The clinical features of two patients with vitreous hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration and the histopathological findings in one of these cases are reported. Twenty additional cases are reviewed and compared with previously reported series. In patients with vitreous hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration, the(More)
We present the pathologic and scanning electron microscopic findings from 44 semiflexible, all polymethylmethacrylate, anterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs). These IOLs, which have round, small diameter, closed loops were removed following a variety of complications, including uveitis and/or the uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome, secondary glaucoma,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema (DME) in eyes with at least moderate vision loss and vitreomacular traction. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS The primary cohort included 87 eyes with DME and vitreomacular traction based on investigator's evaluation, visual acuity 20/63-20/400, optical coherence tomography (OCT)(More)
Determination of the potential to activate complement can be used as one criterion in testing the biocompatibility of various synthetic polymers that are utilized in the medical field. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) with PMMA loops, poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) lenses, silicone lenses, and PMMA lenses with(More)
PURPOSE Cataract often develops after macular hole surgery, necessitating cataract surgery. We report a combination of macular hole surgery and cataract surgery on four eyes of four patients. METHODS Four eyes of four patients had a full-thickness stage III or IV macular hole and some degree of cataract. Combined cataract surgery with intraocular lens(More)
Pyogenic granulomas are vasoproliferative, inflammatory lesions composed of granulation tissue, which occur on cutaneous or mucosal tissues, often arising secondary to other processes such as trauma or infection. Conjunctival pyogenic granulomas are not rare, but corneal involvement is very unusual and can occasionally lead to problems in the differential(More)