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Anterior Chamber Maintainer Use in Vitreoretinal Surgery.

Adiel Barak Advantages: Anterior chamber maintainer has been used during cataract surgery and other anterior chamber procedure. We routinely use the device in complex vitreo-retinal surgeries in which the anterior chamber involvement requires clearing prior to regular pars plana approach. Methods: In the presentation we will discuss the advantages of anterior chamber maintainer in trauma and endophthalmitis vitrectomy. Effectiveness /...

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Retinal Function Imager Measures Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) Injection Effect on Retinal Blood Flow Velocity.

A. Barak, Z. Burgansky-Eliash, D. Nelson, O. Pupko, M. Berkowitch, A. Lowenstein, A.Grinvald Advantages: The Retinal Function Imager (RFI) implements a new, non-invasive diagnostic approach to measure blood flow velocity. Intravitreal Bevacizumab is widely used for treatment of various retinal conditions. We used the RFI to learn about the drug’s effect on retinal vascular function. Methods: This pilot study includes seven patients who...

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The PHP-II (Automated Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter) for Detection of CNV in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Ruth Axer Siegel, MD (Petah Tikva, Israel), Irit Rosenblat, MD (Petah-tikva, Isreal), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel),* Ludmila Shani, MD (Beer-sheva, Isreal), Adiel Barak, MD (Tel-aviv, Isreal), Tova Lifshitz, MD (Beer-sheva, Isreal), Marina Shneck, MD (Beersheva, Isreal), Amira Springer, MD (Rehovot, Isreal), Ayala Pollack, MD (Rehovot, Israel), Michaela Goldstein, MD (Tel-aviv, Isreal), Joseph Ferentz, MD (Kfar-saba,...

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Early Vitrectomy for Acute Endophthalmitis Following Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection

Adiel Barak, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel) PURPOSE: Infectious endophthalmitis following intravitreal triamcinolone injections (IVTA) can result in severe loss of vision when treated in a fashion similar to the endophthalmitis vitrectomy Study recommendations. We want to report outcomes of six eyes who developed acute postoperative endophthalmitis following IVTA and were treated with early vitrectomy and...

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Delayed Onset Outbreak of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome

Adiel Barak, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel), Anat Loewenstein, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel) PURPOSE: To report an episode of toxic anterior chamber syndrome that occured 8 days after uneventful cataract extraction and IOL implantation. METHODS: Retrospective study evaluated an episode of 7 cases of postoperative inflammation that occurred 8 days after cataract extraction with placement of the posterior chamber IOL. RESULTS: Eight patients (out of 13...

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