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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2014, Article ID 382702, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/382702
Clinical Study

Clinical Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Early and Mid-Idiopathic Choroidal Neovascularization

Department of Ophthalmology, The Second People's Hospital of Jinan, No. 148 Jingyi Road, Jinan, Shandong 250001, China

Received 10 January 2014; Accepted 24 February 2014; Published 27 April 2014

Academic Editor: Michel E. Farah

Copyright © 2014 Chuanfeng Fan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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