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    Exploring safety, efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound in glaucoma

    New circular cyclocoagulation technique is noninvasive, repeatable and relatively pain-free

     

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    Dr Alessandra De Gregorio, MD

    Dr De Gregorio is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology, S. Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Dr De Gregorio states that she has no financial interests in the products mentioned.

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    Dr Antonio Toso, MD

    Dr Toso is head of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, S. Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Dr Toso states that he has no financial interests in the products mentioned.

    E: [email protected]

    Dr Simonetta Morselli, MD

    Dr Morselli is head of the Department of Ophthalmology, S. Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Dr Morselli states that she has no financial interests in the products mentioned.

    E: [email protected]

     

     

    Dr Antonio Toso

    Dr Antonio Toso is the director of the Vitreo?Retinal Surgery Unit in the Ophthalmic Department of the St Bassiano Hospital in ...

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