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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4263017, 10 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4263017
Research Article

Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Anti-VEGF Agents: Predictive Factors of Long-Term Visual Outcomes

1Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, Portugal
2Department of Sense Organs, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
3Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Correspondence should be addressed to Ana Catarina Pedrosa; moc.liamg@asordep.c.aniratac

Received 6 December 2016; Revised 7 March 2017; Accepted 19 March 2017; Published 1 June 2017

Academic Editor: Siamak Ansari-Shahrezaei

Copyright © 2017 Ana Catarina Pedrosa 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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