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Central serous chorioretinopathy
Jan 20, 2011
Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a chorioretinal disease, incompletely understood with systemic associations, a multifactorial aetiology, and a complex pathogenesis. Increased permeability from the choriocapillaris leads to focal or diffuse dysfunction of the retinal pigment epithelium causing a detachment of the neurosensory retina....

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Laser eye surgery
Jan 16, 2011
Selective retina therapy (SRT) speeds recovery of acute central serous chorioretinopathy, according to a new study. Selective retina therapy (SRT) is a new laser procedure for retinal diseases thought to be associated with abnormality of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The aim of the irradiation is to selectively damage the RPE without...

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Diabetes
Sep 20, 2010
Two-year results from a phase 2 trial suggest that anti-VEGF therapy reduces retinal thickness and significantly improves visual acuity in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Combination therapy with laser may reduce the number of injections required, as well as further reducing foveal thickness, Dean Eliott, MD, said at the American Society of...

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Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
Aug 9, 2010
A review of patients from India with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy finds that the disease is more common in men than women, and that thermal laser and photodynamic therapy PDT were both safe and effective therapies. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a condition characterized by multiple, recurrent, serosanguinous pigment epithelial...

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Central serous chorioretinopathy
Jul 22, 2010
Patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) undergoing reduced-fluence photodynamic therapy (PDT) recover faster than patients undergoing focal laser photocoagulation. CSC is characterized by the accumulation of subretinal fluid (SRF) at the macula and is a common condition in young adults, especially in men with a so-called type A...

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Diabetes
May 20, 2010
Lucentis (ranibizumab) plus laser photocoagulation results in significantly better visual acuity than laser alone for patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), according to a new research study. Macular edema is the most common cause of reduced visual acuity in diabetic retinopathy, which in turn is the leading cause of blindness in North...

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idiopathic macular telangiectasia
May 7, 2010
Indocyanine green angiography (IA)-guided laser photocoagulation and sub-Tenon's capsule injection of triamcinolone acetonide (STTA) may be effective for treating idiopathic macular telangiectasia, according to a new study. Idiopathic macular telangiectasia are dilated retinal capillaries that develop without a known cause. The capillaries...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Feb 20, 2010
A study comparing the outcomes of laser treatment (LT), photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin, and intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) in patients with juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia finds that Avastin offers the best functional results during a 2-year follow-up. Pathologic myopia is a major...

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Laser eye surgery
Jan 23, 2010
High-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) can replace routine fluorescein angiography (FA) in patients undergoing laser photocoagulation for macular edema, according to a recent journal article. Macular laser photocoagulation is still the gold standard therapy for macular edema due to retinal vascular pathologies. Its main goal is...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Dec 23, 2009
Selective retinal pigment epithelial photocoagulation of the margins of geographic atrophy does not slow the progression of the disease, according to a new study. Geographic atrophy is the end stage of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Geographic atrophy has been shown to enlarge gradually over time. Studies using fundus...

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