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PURPOSE To evaluate geographic atrophy (GA) progression in eyes with dry AMD and to determine factors related to GA expansion, notably reticular pseudodrusen (RPD), also known as subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) or reticular macular disease (RMD). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with dry AMD who were diagnosed with GA in at(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept (2.0 mg) in patients with treatment-resistant neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Retrospective analysis of eyes treated with aflibercept with persistent subretinal and/or intraretinal fluid despite previous treatments with intravitreal ranibizumab (0.5 mg). All patients were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association between the type of neovascularization (NV) and the clinical characteristics of nonneovascular fellow eyes in patients with unilateral, neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Eighty-three patients with treatment-naive, unilateral, neovascular age-related macular degeneration were retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE To characterize retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell loss as evidenced by autofluorescence imaging in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS There were 162 eyes of 116 consecutive patients with neovascular AMD examined in a retinal practice. METHODS Each patient(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of neovascularization subtypes as determined by fluorescein angiography (FA) alone vs FA and optical coherence tomography (OCT) grading in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Retrospective cohort. METHODS participants: Newly diagnosed neovascular AMD patients who initiated intravitreal anti-vascular(More)
PURPOSE To examine factors associated with the apparent growth of geographic atrophy (GA) in a consecutive series of eyes with treatment-naive neovascular age-related macular degeneration receiving intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy on a treat-and-extend regimen. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study. Two independent(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the incongruous observation whereby flecks in recessive Stargardt disease (STGD1) can exhibit increased short-wavelength autofluorescence (SW-AF) that originates from retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) lipofuscin, while near-infrared AF (NIR-AF), emitted primarily from RPE melanin, is usually reduced or absent at fleck positions. (More)
PURPOSE To investigate genetic, environmental, and systemic risk factors in prospectively identified subjects with the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) phenotypes of (1) reticular pseudodrusen without large soft drusen and (2) large soft drusen without reticular pseudodrusen. DESIGN Prospective case-case comparison. METHODS In a clinical practice(More)
This paper deals with the issue of integrating the Internet with the PSTN in order to devise an architecture encompassing the advantages of both networks. Key TINA concepts like the Session Concept and the Service Architecture computational model are used to provide the glue for such an integration. The result is the enhancement of the Internet with(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate visualization of the tapetal-like reflex using current imaging modalities and evaluate SD-OCT changes in known carriers of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP); the objective being the development of an optimal protocol for clinicians to identify carriers. Ten XLRP carriers (19 eyes) were examined using color fundus(More)