Volume 3 Issue 1
The Role of PDGF Antagonists in the Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA*
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) plays an important role in the angiogenic process of diseases such as neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD). Currently, the primary treatment for NVAMD is intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy. However, some patients experience either a lack of response or an incomplete response to anti-VEGF injections. Emerging research of PDGF antagonists suggests that this class of anti-angiogenic agents may be beneficial when administered in combination with anti-VEGF in the treatment of patients with NVAMD.
Subthreshold Micropulse Laser Photocoagulation in the Management of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Nisreen S. Ezuddin, BS, Nicole L. Lanza, MEd, Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA*
Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a condition characterized by serous retinal detachment with one or more leakage points in the choriocapillaris. The pathophysiology of CSCR is not completely understood, but its manifestations can be visually debilitating. While many cases of CSCR spontaneously resolve, some patients experience persistent or recurrent disease. Subthreshold diode micropulse (SDM) laser treatment has a potential role in the treatment of CSCR. This review will focus on the use of micropulse laser as a treatment modality for patients with this condition.