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Lacquer cracks in pathologic myopia
Mar 30, 2010
Patients with choroidal neovascularization secondary to pathologic myopia appear to do less well after intravitreal Lucentis (ranibizumab) treatment if they have previously been treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT), according to a new study. This was a prospective, multicenter, consecutive, nonrandomized, interventional case series. The...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Mar 27, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) is effective for myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV), but vision gains are lost after 2 years of follow-up, according to a new study. Myopic maculopathy is the leading cause of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) among patients under 50 years of age. Previous studies have found that myopic CNV...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Feb 23, 2010
There is no significant difference the short-term efficacy and safety of intravitreal Lucentis (ranibizumab) versus Avastin (bevacizumab) in treating myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV), according to a new study. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia causes severe visual loss in young and middle-aged patients....

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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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VEGF molecule
Jan 24, 2010
The concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the aqueous humour of eyes with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) is less than that found in normal control eyes, according to a new research report. Extreme myopia may produce degenerative changes of the retina. These degenerative changes may lead to complications such...

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Myopic macular degeneration
Dec 14, 2009
The 2 year visual outcome of intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab [IVB]) is superior to that of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for myopic choroidal neovascularizations (mCNVs), according to a new research report. Extreme myopia may result in degenerative changes of the retina. These degenerative changes may lead to complications such as retinal...

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myopic macular degeneration
Nov 19, 2009
Low-fluence photodynamic therapy (LFPDT) is safe and effective for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (PM), according to a new study. PDT is performed by intravenous administration of a drug know as verteporfin, then activating the drug within the retina using a laser. Verteporfin preferentially accumulates in...

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Eyeglasses
Nov 16, 2009
A retrospective study of the visual and refractive outcome of visually impaired myopic adults treated with refractive surgery (photorefractive keratectomy [PRK] or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis [LASIK]) finds that refractive surgery improved the best spectacle-corrected visual acuity in visually impaired patients. The researchers...

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myopic foveoschisis
Oct 21, 2009
Posterior scleral reinforcement surgery can resolve myopic foveoschisis and improve vision, according to a new study. Myopic macular retinoschisis, also known as myopic foveoschisis (MF), is a relatively uncommon complication of pathologic myopia and was only described recently, thanks to optical coherence tomography (OCT).1 It may affect 9% to...

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National Health Service
Oct 19, 2009
The Berkshire Priorities Committee, which advises the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom (UK) on health care interventions and policies, has issued a "Low Priority" funding directive for anti-VEGF therapy for ocular neovascularization from conditions other than age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including ocular...

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