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Safety questions remain for bevacizumab in treatment of ROP

Safety questions remain for bevacizumab in treatment of ROP
February 26, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Anti-VEGF therapy is known to be helpful in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity, but the use of bevacizumab may pose some safety risks for pediatric patients.

“There are fellow eye effects and distant effects that have been proven. There is biologic plausibility for systemic effects in the development of lungs and neural development,” Robert L. Avery, MD, said at the inaugural Retina World Congress.

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Anti-VEGF used as primary or adjunctive treatment for ROP

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Anti-VEGF therapy can be used to treat retinopathy of prematurity as a primary treatment, as a complementary treatment to laser and as an…
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Vitrectomy an effective treatment for endophthalmitis

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — There are advantages to treating endophthalmitis with therapeutic vitrectomy, which is often reserved for the advanced cases or…
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Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy a lifelong disease

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Widefield angiography is essential in diagnosing familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, but treatment type and efficacy depend on the stage…
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Contribution of steroids for treatment of AMD unknown

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Inflammation is a known component of age-related macular degeneration, but the potential benefit of steroids in the treatment of AMD is…
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Experimental Science

Preclinical Acute Ocular Safety Study of Combined Intravitreal Carboplatin and Etoposide Phosphate for Retinoblastoma

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2017, Volume 48 Issue 2
To describe the ocular toxicity of intravitreal carboplatin and etoposide phosphate (VP16P) in Dutch-Belted rabbits…
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CME

Perspectives From Around the World in the Management of Chronic Posterior Noninfectious Uveitis

This CME program brings you valuable perspectives from international uveitis experts. Watch and listen to them cover…
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Hawaiian Eye/Retina Meeting

Hawaiian Eye/Retina Meeting

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VIDEO: Most, but not all, refractive procedures safe in relation to endothelial cell loss

February 17, 2017
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