ASRS recap: Presentations from 16 July

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KALAHARI study update; novel surgical approaches for progressive retinal detachments; and a new risk is identified for CST fluctuations.

Elevated albumin to creatinine ratio associated with central subfield thickness fluctuations in patients with DMO

Dr Matthew Starr presented, “Factors Associated With Fluctuations in Central Subfield Thickness in Patients With Diabetic Macular Oedema Using 2 Clinical Trial Databases.”

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Investigating surgical approaches for progressive retinal detachments secondary to retinoschisis

Progressive symptomatic retinal detachment complicating degenerative retinoschisis (PSRSCR) is a rare complication of degenerative retinoschisis, but the treatment success rate following a single surgery is low compared with uncomplicated rhegmatogenous RDs.

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology Chairman of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, investigated the anatomic and functional outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), scleral buckle (SB), or a combination of the two, and suggested that the combination approach may need further consideration.

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KALAHARI study: Phase 2 early results indicate alternative treatment pathway for patients with DME is effective, durable

Dr Rahul Khurana discusses his 2022 ASRS talk, “Phase 2 Study of THR-149, a Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor in Patients With DME Who Respond Suboptimally to Anti-VEGF Treatment (Month 6 Results of Part A of the KALAHARI Study),” which he presented in New York City, New York.

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