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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-14T10:46:28-0500
Diabetes is a major cause of blindness in adults in the developed countries. The retinal damages associated with diabetes lead to gradual loss of vision, which is accentuated when the macu...
Laser photocoagulation and intravitreal anti-vascular growth factor injections are commonly used treatment options for individuals with diabetic macular edema. However, some patients conti...
To assess the safety and efficacy of two subthreshold parameters (5% and 15% duty cycle (DC)) compared to standard ETDRS (early treatment of diabetic retinopathy study) continuous wave (CW...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an initial subthreshold retinal micropulselasercoagulation versus a single intravitreal 1.5mg bevacizumab injection in cen...
To evaluate the effectiveness of subthreshold laser treatment on retinal sensitivity in patients with reticular pseudodrusen and incipient Geographic Atrophy (GA) secondary to Age-Related ...
Intravitreal anti-VEGF pharmacotherapy has become standard of care for the management of diabetic macular edema (DME). The systemic safety profile of this treatment in routine clinical practice remain...
To compare anatomic and functional outcomes in eyes with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) that were lost to follow-up (LTFU) for more than 6 months after treatment with either intravitreal inj...
To determine the incidence of new choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in eyes with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) following subthreshold diode micropulse laser (SDM).
Retinal vein occlusions (RVO) are common retinal diseases. They are caused by an obstruction of retinal veins. RVO often result in visual deterioration and, in rare cases, can lead to blindness, but a...
With anti-VEGF-based treatments for wet AMD requiring frequent injections, it is often burdensome to both patients and healthcare providers. To explore its possibility as a desirable alternative, we i...
A shaker subfamily of potassium channels that participate in transient outward potassium currents by activating at subthreshold MEMBRANE POTENTIALS, inactivating rapidly, and recovering from inactivation quickly.
An anti-VEGF recombinant monoclonal antibody consisting of humanized murine antibody. It inhibits VEGF receptors and prevents the proliferation of blood vessels.
A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
Techniques using laser energy in combination with a balloon catheter to perform angioplasty. These procedures can take several forms including: 1, laser fiber delivering the energy while the inflated balloon centers the fiber and occludes the blood flow; 2, balloon angioplasty immediately following laser angioplasty; or 3, laser energy transmitted through angioplasty balloons that contain an internal fiber.
Treatment using irradiation with LASER light of low power intensity so that the effects are not due to heat, as in LASER THERAPY. These non-thermal effects are thought to be mediated by a photochemical reaction that alters CELL MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY, leading to increased mRNA synthesis and CELL PROLIFERATION. Low-level laser therapy has been used for a wide variety of conditions, but most frequently for wound healing and pain control.