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Vascular endothelial growth factor plasma levels before and after treatment of neovascular age‐related macular degeneration with bevacizumab or ranibizumab
Purpose: To evaluate the changes of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plasma levels after intravitreal injections of ranibizumab or bevacizumab in patients with exudative age‐related macularExpand
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Characterization of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients with Outer Retinal Tubulations
Purpose: To characterize the neovascular lesions of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and outer retinal tubulations (ORTs). Methods: A retrospective study of 377 eyes withExpand
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Choroidal and macular thickness changes induced by cataract surgery
Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of uneventful phacoemulsification on the morphology and thickness of the macula, the submacular choroid, and the peripapillary choroid.Expand
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Arterial Thromboembolic Events in Patients with Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treated with Intravitreal Bevacizumab or Ranibizumab
Background/Aims: To compare retrospectively the incidence of arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs) in patients treated with bevacizumab or ranibizumab for exudative age-related macular degeneration.Expand
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Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography of the choroid during valsalva maneuver.
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of Valsalva maneuver on the morphology and thickness of the choroid at the macular area. DESIGN Prospective interventional case series. METHODS InstitutionalExpand
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Multiple effects of bevacizumab in angiogenesis: implications for its use in age‐related macular degeneration
Purpose:  This study aimed to elucidate the precise effects of bevacizumab in all steps in the neovascularization process in endothelial cells.
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Open-Globe Injuries at An Emergency Department in Porto, Portugal: Clinical Features and Prognostic Factors
Purpose To describe the epidemiology, characteristics, surgical management, functional outcome, and prognostic factors of open-globe injuries requiring surgical treatment. Methods A retrospectiveExpand
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CHOROIDAL THICKNESS IN MULTISYSTEMIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITHOUT OPHTHALMOLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS
Purpose: To evaluate choroidal morphology and thickness at the posterior pole of individuals affected by multisystemic autoimmune diseases and without known ophthalmologic manifestations. Methods:Expand
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Understanding Pathologic Angiogenesis and Exploring its Treatment Options
Diabetic retinopathy is the major cause of blindness at working age. The pathogenesis behind visual loss is re- lated with retinal angiogenesis and increased retinal vascular permeability. TheseExpand
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INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB FOR NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR TREATMENT WITH PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY: One-Year Results
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of prior photodynamic therapy (PDT) on the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macularExpand
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