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Non-Exudative Age Related Macular Degeneration

Francesco Boscia (Bari, Italy) Approximately 80% to 90% of cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are dry AMD (or non-neovascular AMD). Among those cases, 12-20% progresses to geographic atrophy (GA) and severe visual loss. To date, no medical or surgical treatment is available for this condition, however vitamin supplements with high doses of antioxidants, lutein <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutein> and zeaxanthin...

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Outcomes of Partial Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Open Globe Injuries Involving the Posterior Segment

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Trauma.flv Authors: Francesco Boscia, Luigi Sborgia, Nicola Recchimurzo, Claudio Furino, Gianluca Besozzi, Bari, Italy Advantages: OGI involving PS is usually treated by radical PPV, in order to remove scaffold for future traction. However, radical PPV has several complications. This paper evaluates efficacy and safety of P-PPV in selected cases of OGI involving PS. Methods: Nine eyes (9 patients)...

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Miscellaneous Medical Session

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2007/videos/miscellaneous.flv

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Idiopathic Macular Holes Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Idiopathic-Macular-Holes-Following-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy-for-Retinal-Detachment.swf http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Idiopathic-Macular-Holes-Following-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy-for-Retinal-Detachment-1.flv http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Idiopathic-Macular-Holes-Following-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy-for-Retinal-Detachment-2.flv Francesco Boscia, MD (Bari, Italy), Homayoun Tabandeh, MD...

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Photodynamic Therapy for Subfoveal Predominantly Hemorrhagic Choroidal Neovascular Lesion Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration

Francesco Boscia, MD (Bari, Italy), Ugo Introini, MD (Milano, Italy), Alfredo Pece, MD (Melegnano (mi), Italy), Francesco Prascina,  MD (Foggia, Italy), Michele Reibaldi, MD (Catania, Italy), Claudio Furino, (Bari, Italy), Caterina Papadopolou, MD (Bari, Italy), Giancarlo Sborgia, MD (Bari, Italy) PURPOSE: Large randomized clinical trials of laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin and antiangiogenic drugs have...

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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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Cataract Surgery after Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Francesco Boscia Bari, Italy Cataract formation is common after pars plana vitrectomy. Cataract surgery in this setting poses difficulties due to the absence of vitreous support, to the laxity of the zonula and to the frequent associated signs of phlogosis. Techniques and results of cataract surgery alone and in combination with silicone oil removal after pars plana vitrectomy for several reasons will be presented.

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Silicon Oil Injection

Francesco Boscia Bari, Italy Abstract not written by the author

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Basic Techniques of PVR Peeling

Francesco Boscia, Claudio Azzolini Bari, Milano; Italy Abstract not written by the author

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