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20 / 20 Blog Archive

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Sometimes abnormal blood vessels grow near the optic nerve rather than underneath the fovea. The best way to treat these "peripapillary" choroidal neovascular membranes was studied by our laboratory. 
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Idiopathic macular telangiectasia is a condition where abnormal blood vessels are associated with central vision loss. We published a study in the journal RETINA, to determine the benefit of treating this condition with an injection of bevacizumab (Avastin). We found that bevacizumab did not...
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We collaborated with scientists to test software that automatically identifies fundus features of diabetic retinopathy. This technology is being commercialized with the hope of bringing eye care to underserved populations.
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The vitreous gel normally displays a graded density at different anatomical locations. Although it is estimated to be nearly 90% water, the vitreous gel contains diverse proteins, proteoglycans, and small molecules that originate from within and outside the eye. In specific vitreoretinal diseases,...
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The disease stages of ADNIV phenocopy common vitreoretinal conditions. A. Linkage analysis mapped the disease-causing mutation to a 22-megabase (chr11: 91,760,018 – 69,339,635) interval on chromosome 11q13 B. In Stage I disease, there are mild cells (white dots) in the vitreous (orange) and a...

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