Dr. J. Michael Jumper, commenting on his presentation at the ASRS, said, "These results confirm microplasmin's potential to treat patients with macular disease caused by vitreous traction, including full thickness macular hole (a condition which currently requires major eye surgery to prevent irreversible vision loss), with a single intravitreal injection, a very appealing option when compared to surgery."
16th Annual Gertrude D. Pyron Award for Outstanding Achievement in Retina Research
Dr. Julia Haller (Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Institute, and Professor and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia), was presented with the 16th Annual Gertrude D. Pyron Award for Outstanding Achievement in Retina Research at ASRS. At the meeting, she chose to discuss microplasmin as a treatment option for retinal diseases in the Pyron Lecture entitled, "Ties That Bind: The Vitreo-Retinal Relationship." The lecture, which took place on August 29, centered on the positive results of the microplasmin Phase III program, with particular focus on the wealth of new information about the vitreoretinal interface that the MIVI-TRUST program has generated and its implications for the vitreoretinal surgeon.
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About Focal Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA)
Focal vitreomacular adhesion is a condition in which the vitreous gel, in
the center of the eye, has an abnormally strong adhesion to the macula, the
center of the retina at the back of the eye. Vitreomacular adhesion plays a
key role in nu
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