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Lynda Charters
Lynda Charters is a freelance medical writer.
How to treat paediatric retinal detachment after initial repair
Recurrent retinal detachments in children can develop months to years after the initial corrective surgery, making careful monitoring of patients imperative to identifying late re-detachments.
Submacular surgery: the viable alternative
Dr Claus Eckardt discusses the alternative to anti-VEGF drugs, to be employed when other measures have failed.
Combination therapies for AMD pose an intriguing avenue for research
The Verteporfin Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Study (VERITAS) of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog, Bristol-Myers Squibb) or pegaptanib (Macugen, Pfizer) in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin (Visudyne, Novartis Pharmaceuticals) was underpowered to reach definitive conclusions about the therapies.
Simplified severity scale may be predictive of vision loss in patients with AMD
The Simplified Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Severity Scale has been shown to be predictive of vision loss.
Weighing the risks and benefits of combination therapy in AMD
We need stronger evidence to support the combination of PDT with anti-VEGF therapy or corticosteroids before combination therapy becomes standard care for many of these lesions.
Intravitreal implant: showing promise in DME and vein occlusion
Meticulous wound closure is key to success with this implant, as well as patients having realistic expectations about visual acuity outcomes after implantation
Vitrectomy: a permanent solution for some DME patients?
The role of vitrectomy must be defined and compared with intravitreal triamcinolone and laser treatment, but vitrectomy may provide a more permanent solution for some eyes
23-gauge instruments have landed
In my hands, 23-gauge vitrectomy is the one procedure for 99% of my cases
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