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The Use of Half Dose Triamcinolone in Irvine Gas Syndrome

ABSTRACT Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of half dose triamcinolone in post cataract cystoid macular edema. Methods: We evaluated the data of 45 case with post cataract cystoid macular edema, treated with half dose triamcinolone. Results: There is a acute significant reduction in central macular thickness and an improvement in visual acuity in cases with post cataract cystoid macular edema. Conclusion: The use of Triamcinole...

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Use of 3D Viewing System in Phacovitrectomy

ABSTRACT Aim: To evaluate the use of 3D viewing system in combined surgery. Methods: We present our experience of the use of 3D viewing system in combined phacovitrectomy cases. Results: We present the cons and prone of this system in applied surgery. Conclusion: The 3D viewing system can be a valuable tool in combined phacovitrectomy cases. CONTACT DETAILS George PAPPAS, George MPASTAKIS Venizeleio Hospital Heraklion Greece Email :...

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Massage on Large Macular Holes

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Controversial-Techniques.flv Authors: George Pappas, Theoni Panagiotoglou, Dimitris Raptakis, Vasiliki Kounali, Paraskevi Drakou, Nikos Nikoletakis, Heraklion, Greece Advantages: To report the surgical outcome and the safety profile of massage around large macular holes in order to achieve closure. Methods: We have reviewed the notes of 12 patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for...

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Sutureless Silicone Oil Removal: a Novel Technique

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Silicone.flv Authors: George Pappas, Theoni Panagiotoglou, Vasiliki Kounali, Paraskevi Drakou, Statos Gotzaridis, Heraklion, Greece Advantages: To present a novel technique for sutureless silicone oil removal. Methods: Silicone oil removal was performed through a self-sealed transconjunctival sclerotomy. Retina inspection and additional surgical procedures were performed through 23 gauge...

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23 Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Vitreoretinal Diseases

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/20-Gauge-23-Gauge-25-Gauge.flv Authors: Theonitsa Panagiotoglou, George Pappas, Heraklion, Greece Advantages: To report the experience and safety profile of 23g PPV and provide surgical pearls to improve the quality of surgery. Methods: We reviewed 293 eyes that underwent 23g PPV for a variety of vitreoretinal pathology. The follow-up period was 12 weeks. Visual acuity, intraocular pressure, patient...

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Endophthalmitis Rate after Intravitreal Injections with or without Drape

Authors: Vasliki Kounali, Kyriaki Raptaki, Theoni Panagiotoglou,  Paraskevi Dakou, George Pappas,  Heraklion, Greece Advantages: To evaluate the necessity of using a drape during intravitreal injections. Methods: This was a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. 1000 patients were randomly assigned in two groups. Group 1 with and group 2 without drape. The rest of the procedure followed the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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