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Vitreo-retinal interface: diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment
Author(s): P. Fortunato; A. La Torre
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Paper Abstract

Despite insightful studies of various researchers, vitreous physiophathology is still only partially explored as a field of study for modern ophthalmology. There is much to be learned about the mechanisms that maintain the integrity of vitreo-retinal interface and, more deeply, about the biochemical relationship between retinal pigment epithelium and Bruchs membrane; an imbalance between the physical and biological homeostasis at these levels may determine the onset of vitreo-retinal interface disease. Despite the unclear relationship between internal limiting membrane (ILM) and hyaloid, and between pathogenesis and effect of vitreous detachment, surgical techniques are being developed that promise a resolution of most diseases associated with vitreous and retinal anomalies. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the main diagnostic technique supporting this advances. The authors, after briefly introducing vitreous physiology and pathology, will discuss the main indications to this type of surgery, which is guided by OCT.

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Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 5287, Laser Florence 2002: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.544904
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P. Fortunato, Florence Univ. (Italy)
A. La Torre, Florence Univ. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5287:
Laser Florence 2002: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucien Pascu; Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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