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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab as the primary treatment of macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusions. METHODS Patients diagnosed as having central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) or branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) with visual acuity of less than 20/40 and macular oedema with more than(More)
Toxoplasma gondii infection is an important cause of chorioretinitis in the United States and Europe. Most cases of Toxoplasma chorioretinitis result from congenital infection. Patients are often asymptomatic during life, with a peak incidence of symptomatic illness in the second and third decades of life. Diagnosis is mainly supported by ophthalmological(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of 1-year safety profile of intravitreal ranibizumab 0.5 mg in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD) within routine clinical practice. METHODS The LUMINOUS programme comprises a prospective observational study assessing ranibizumab 'real-world' safety and clinical effectiveness across licensed indications worldwide and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of retinopexy in the surgical management of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) without proliferative vitreoretinopathy. The primary outcome was retinal attachment, and secondary outcomes were visual acuity results and complications. METHODS A randomized controlled trial including 60 patients with RD caused by a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in blood and aqueous humor samples from immunocompetent patients with reactivated ocular toxoplasmosis. METHODS Group 1 was composed of seven patients with a clinical diagnosis of reactivated ocular toxoplasmosis. Group 2 consisted of 33 controls. In each subject, blood and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect on subfoveal and nasal drusen when laser treatment is applied only to the soft drusen located in the temporal macula. METHODS A prospective pilot study of 20 patients with confluent soft drusen involving the fovea was conducted. One spot of argon green laser (100-microns spot at 100 mW for 0.1 sec) was applied to each soft(More)
PURPOSE Concern has been raised about the retinal toxicity of vital dyes. We designed a prospective study to determine the possible toxicity of trypan-blue (TB) in macular hole surgery with TB-assisted internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling through the performance of electroretinograms (ERGs). METHODS Patients diagnosed with a macular hole underwent(More)
PURPOSE To update the results of a study on the disappearance of macular soft drusen after laser treatment in the natural evolution of age-related macular degeneration. METHODS A total of 46 patients with confluent soft drusen and pigmentary changes were studied prospectively. Group 1 was composed of 30 patients with bilateral drusen; the authors randomly(More)
PURPOSE To document a case of acute retinal necrosis syndrome in an immunocompetent patient who was successfully treated with famciclovir after unsuccessful treatment with acyclovir. METHODS After diagnosing acute retinal necrosis syndrome in the patient's left eye, we treated him with 13 mg/kg/24 hours of intravenous acyclovir in three daily doses for 14(More)
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most prevalent cause of visual loss in patients older than 60 years in the United States. Observation of drusen is the hallmark finding in the clinical evaluation of ARMD. OBJECTIVES To segment and quantify drusen found in patients with ARMD using image analysis and to compare the efficacy of image(More)