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Research offers insights to success in macular hole surgery
Research offers insights to success in macular hole surgeryMacular hole surgery can be performed using various techniques and technologies. According to John T. Thompson, MD, the available evidence supports always incorporating internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, staining of the ILM, and having a large gas bubble in the eye on the first postoperative day.
Exploring sirolimus as potential alternative therapy for persistent AMDAnti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy is highly successful, but as Raj Maturi, MD, pointed out, also has some limitations.
SHRM characteristics impact visual acuity in wet AMDSubretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) is a morphologic component seen on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images as hyperreflective material that is external to the retina and internal to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), said Jaya B. Kumar, MD.
Priming syringe before injection associated with lower frequency of silicone oil dropletsAnother adverse effect associated with the compounding process of bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech)—i.e., the presence of silicone oil droplets in the vitreous cavity—has surfaced within the past year and seems to be related to the preloading of the drug in insulin syringes.
Persistence is key when promoting surgical innovationsA surgical innovation is defined as a quantum improvement in the treatment of a particular disease or group of diseases, and it usually is developed by an individual or a small group working together, said John Thompson, MD.
DNA-based analysis identifies risk factor for metastasis of uveal melanomaCarol. L. Shields, MD, highlighted the results of collaborative efforts among four Philadelphia institutions: Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, the Genetics Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wistar Instituate. The findings were published in Ophthalmology (Shields et al. 2017; published online May 7, 2017).
Unmasking retinal structure, function in X-linked retinoschisis“There is a compelling need to explore gene therapy in the eye,” according to Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD.
B+L next-generation surgical platform features advanced retina capabilities
Dye from açai fruit safe, effective for use during chromovitrectomy
Dye from açai fruit safe, effective for use during chromovitrectomyA dye made from the açai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) is safe for use in human eyes and effective for identifying the posterior hyaloid and internal limiting membrane (ILM) during vitreoretinal surgery, according to phase I preliminary study results.
Paracentral retinotomy facilitates closure of large, resistant macular holeRecognition of this problem resulted in an innovative approach for closing persistent macular holes after the primary surgery has failed by creating a separate paracentral retinotomy in the nasal macula. Michael S. Tsipursky, MD, described the rationale for trying this treatment approach. “
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