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Transvitreal Radial Optic Neurotomy

Hans Hoerauf, MD (Luebeck, Germany), Philipp Steven, MD (Luebeck, Germany) PURPOSE: The role of radial optic neurotomy (RON) as a new treatment option for central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is discussed controversially. To rule out a therapeutic effect of vitrectomy, posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and/or ILM-delamination a transvitreal RON only was performed in 5 patients. METHODS: In 5 eyes of 5 patients with CRVO (2 ischemic, 3...

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Internal Limiting Membrane (ILM)-Peeling with Indocyanine Green (ICG) or Trypan Blue in Macular Hole Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Trial

H. Hoerauf, J. Beutel, G. Dahmen, A. Ziegler, H. Laqua Purpose: To investigate the influence of indocyanine green (ICG) or Trypanblue (TB) for ILM removal on visual and anatomical outcome in macular hole surgery. Patients and Methods: 40 patients with idiopathic macular holes stages II-IV underwent pars plana vitrectomy with ILM-delamination. The patients were randomly devided into group I (20 patients) using 0.2 ml of ICG solution (0.05%...

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Removal of Subfoveal Perfluorocarbon Liquid

Hans Hoerauf Germany Purpose: Subretinal PFCL-bubbles are frequently seen after vitreoretinal surgery. Usually they are located peripherally without causing complications and therapeutic consequences. We report about the rare event of a centrally located subretinal PFCL bubble in 2 patients, the surgical removal and functional outcome. Patients and Methods: In both patients a PFCL bubble remained subretinal after primary vitrectomy for a...

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