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Combined Surgical Ablation and Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation

F. Boscia, C. Furino, N. Cardascia, L. Sborgia, N. Recchimurzo, C. Sborgia Purpose: To evaluate functional and anatomic results of surgical ablation and intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide for retinal angiomatous proliferation. Methods: A seventy-six year old Caucasian white woman presented to our observation with a best correct visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/600 in the right eye and macula affected by stage 3 RAP as identified by fluorescein...

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Short Term Functional and Anatomic Changes after 25G Vitreoretinal Surgery for Epiretinal Macular Membranes (ERM)

F. Boscia, C. Furino, N. Cardascia, L. Sborgia, N. Recchimurzo, C. Sborgia Purpose: To evaluate immediate and short term functional and anatomic changes of using the 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (25G-PPV) for epiretinal macular membranes (ERM). Methods: Prospective study of a consecutive interventional case series. Ten eyes of 10 phakic patients with idiopathic ERM and clear media underwent 25G-PPV and ERM removal with indocyanine-green...

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Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling and Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Refractory Diabetic Cystoid Macular Edema

Francesco Boscia, MD, Claudio Furino, MD, Nicola Recchimurzo, MD, Luigi Sborgia, MD, Nicola Cardascia, MD, Carlo Sborgia, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Bari, Italy Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVT) for refractory diabetic cystoid macular edema (DCME). Methods: Eleven eyes of 10 patients (mean age: 64.4±9) with diffuse DCME...

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Management of Inferior Retinal Breaks (IRB) During Pars Plana Vitrectomy (PPV) for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment (RRD) and Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR)

F Boscia*, C Furino, L Sborgia, M Reibaldi, N Recchimurzo, C Sborgia Italy Purpose: To determine whether it is necessary to support IRB during PPV with a scleral explant (SB). Methods: We studied prospectively eighty-three eyes undergoing PPV for RRD with IRB/retinectomies (between 4-8 hours) and PVR grade C-D. Twenty cases received SF6 20-30%, fifteen C3F8 14-18%, thirty-three silicone oil, fifteen received a tamponading agent (5 eyes C3F8...

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