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Thermal Laser Photocoagulation Combined with Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection for Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization

Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Lejla Mutapcic, BS (Rochester, MN), Jose S. Pulido, MD (Chicago, IL) PURPOSE: To determine via a retrospective review of treated patients whether thermal laser photocoagulation combined with intravitreal triamcinolone (IVTA) can safely and effectively reduce the risk of neovascular membrane recurrence and vision loss in patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHODS: We conducted a...

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Combined Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin and Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration

Gaurav K. Shah, MD (St. Louis, MO), Mandeep S. Dhalla, MD (St. Louis, MO), Kevin J. Blinder, MD (St. Louis, MO), Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Robert A. Mittra, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Asheesh Tewari, MD (St. Louis, MO) PURPOSE: To examine the 6-month results of a group of patients treated with combined photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin with intravitreal bevacizumab for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to...

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Complications of 25-Gauge Vitrectomy Surgery

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Complications-of-25-Gauge-Vitrectomy-Surgery.swf Robert A. Mittra, MD (Minneapolis, MN), David F. Williams, MD, MBA (Minneapolis, MN), Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN) PURPOSE: To assess the incidence of major complications of 25-gauge vitreous surgery. METHODS: The records of all eyes undergoing 25g vitrectomy for ERM, vitreous opacity, and MH from 6/03–12/05 were retrospectively reviewed. Data...

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin®) for Primary Treatment of Neovascular AMD

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Intravitreal-Bevacizumab-(Avastin)-for-Primary-Treatment-of-Neovascular-AMD.swf David F. Williams, MD, MBA (Minneapolis, MN), Steven R. Bennett, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Herbert L. Cantrill, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Jill B. Johnson, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Robert A. Mittra, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Robert C. Ramsay, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN), Sundeep Dev, MD (Minneapolis,...

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A Masking Method to Create “Custom” Laser Spots for Use in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN)* PURPOSE: A masking device or method to create custom PDT laser exposure patterns would be desirable in multiple settings. This study tests the feasibility of a prototype of such a masking device and method. Such a method would optimally be reproducible, accuratelypatterned, and simple to use. It should also have a distinct margin, visible to the treating physician. METHODS: A site was identified in the...

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Shielded Bullet Pick

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/Shielded-Bullet-Pick.flv Edwin H. Ryan, MD (Minneapolis, MN)* SYNOPSIS The shielded bullet pick has been available for nearly 10 years. I think it is underutilized, and feel it both saves time and improves outcomes in complex cases. This video will show some of its uses for bimanual membrane dissection. The cases include PVR, PDR, RD with macular hole, myopic macular hole, and management of dislocated...

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