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Pars Plana Ahmed Valve Implant Versus Conventional Anterior Chamber Implant for Refractory Neovascular Glaucoma

Dae Young Lee, Hoon Seok Jeong, Hae Jung Paik, Dong Heun Nam (Incheon, South Korea) Purpose: To compare the efficacy and safety of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation through the anterior chamber versus through the pars plana. Patients & Methods: A retrospective review of the records of 35 eyes (32 patients) that underwent Ahmed Glaucoma Valve surgery from 2007 to 2010. 18 eyes had anterior chamber insertion (AI) versus 17 eyes with pars...

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Unwanted Effects Following Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) as an Adjuvant to PRP in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Dae Young Lee, Suk Ho Moon, Sang Woong Moon, Dong Heun Nam, Hae Jung Paik (Incheon, South Korea) Advantages: To report the unwanted effects after intravitreal Bevacizumab injection as an adjunctive treatment to Panretinal Photocoagulation (PRP) for high-risk Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR). Methods: The study was a retrospective chart review of patients with unwanted adverse effects (TRD, vitreous hemorrhage) following...

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Effect of Volume Used in Sub-Tenon’s Anesthesia on Efficacy and Intraocular Pressure in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dong Heun Nam, MD (Incheon, Korea), Hyun Seung Moon, MD (Incheon, Korea), Hae Jung Paik, MD, PhD (Incheon, Korea) PURPOSE: To compare the effect of volume used in sub-Tenon’s anesthesia on efficacy and intraocular pressure (IOP) in vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS: A prospective, clinical trial was conducted on patients undergoing sub-Tenon’s anesthetic for vitreoretinal surgery. Patients were randomized to either 3 mL, 5 mL or 7 mL...

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