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Quantitative Determination and Comparison of Intravitreal Cytokines in PDR and RVO

Purpose: To determine inflammatory and angiogenetic cytokine levels from undiluted vitreous of patients with diabetic retinopathy (DRP), retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and exsudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and compare them with clinical and anatomic changes. Methods: 187 patients (median age 67.0 years, 101 male) underwent a single-site 23-gauge core vitrectomy for a centred intravitreal application of a combined therapy...

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Proteomics in Exudative AMD

Purpose: To errate and compare vitreous samples of exudative AMD with these of floater patients with PROTEOMICS. Methods: Twenty-three vitreous samples (15 AMD and 8 controls) from patients undergoing 23 gauge single-site core vitrectomy for combined intravitreal treatment were errate with capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry. Results: A total of 5949 polypeptides (PP) could be defined in all samples based on mass,...

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Retinal Re-detachment After Silicone Oil Removal: First Steps of a Quality Management Procedure

Frank Koch, S. Deuchler, H. Krueger, Michael Koss, P. Singh (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Advantages: To improve the quality of a vitreoretinal service by introducing strategies to counteract potential complications such as retinal redetachments after silicone oil removal. Methods: We evaluated retrospectively retinal detachments which had been tamponaded with silicone oil and in which the oil was successively removed (n = 119, silicone oil...

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Share a Complete Virtual Reality Pars Plana Vitrectomy Interventions in the Eyesi Simulator!

Frank Koch, S. Deuchler, P M. Pfister. Singh, Michael Koss, H. Krueger (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Advantages: To demonstrate and convince everybody about how VitreoRetinal Education in VitreoRetinal surgery runs and how it does affect the outcome of VitreoRetinal service. Methods: “Eyesi®”, a techniqually highly advanced simulator for training of ophthalmic microsurgery is developed in Germany by VR Magic (Mannheim) and becoming...

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Intravitreal Growth Factors in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Branch-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion-Central-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion.flv Michael Koss, M. Pfister, F. Rothweiler, M.  Michaelis, J.  Cinati, Pankaj Singh, Frank Koch (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Advantages: To determine the levels of intravitreal VEGF A, monocytic adhesion protein = MCP, and IL-6 levels in retinal vein obstruction over a clinical observation time. Methods: Twelve patients with central...

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Core Vitrectomy Using Intrector Combined with Bevacizumab in the Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization in AMD

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-2.flv Slawomir Cisiecki (Lodz, Poland), Maciej Bednarski (Lodz, Poland), Michael Koss (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Janusz Michalewski (Lodz, Poland) Advantages: The aim of combined treatment in cases of exudative ARMD is to reduce the rate of anti-VEGF injections. Core vitrectomy using intrector is indicated when there is no response after three monthly intravitreal...

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New Extraocular Illumination Allow Specifically to Better Peel ILM’s

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/videos/FrankKoch_VP6_768K.flv Frank Koch, Pankaj Singh, Michael Koss, Rachid Benjilali (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Advantages: To peel the ILM under superb resolution and illumination circumstances. Methods: Using high power (HP) diaphanoscopic extraocular illumination. Effectiveness / Safety: The HP diaphanoscope can be powered with just a 150 W halogen light bulb and is characterized by a unique...

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Retinal Vein Occlusion

Slawomir Cisiecki (Lodz, Poland), Mario Facino (Genoa, Italy), Manal Bouhaimed (Kuwait), Michael Koss (Frankfurt / Main, Germany) Diagnosis of  RVO (ancilliary test), imaging (FAG, OCT), pathophysilogy, potential laboratory work up – Michael Koss Medical therapy (new drugs, laser treatment) – Slawomir Cisiecki Surgical therapy (state of art, ILM peeling vs vitrectomy , sheatotomy, neurotomy as a history? – possible...

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New Extraocular Illumination Allows Specifically to Better Peel ILM’s

New Extraocular Illumination Allows Specifically to Better Peel ILM’s

Frank Koch, Pankaj Singh, Michael Koss, Rachid Benjilali (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Advantages: To peel the ILM under superb resolution and illumination circumstances. Methods: Using high power (HP) diaphanoscopic extraocular illumination. Effectiveness / Safety: The HP diaphanoscope can be powered with just a 150 W halogen light bulb and is characterized by a unique aperture, filtered light with cut offs at the short as well as the long...

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Pharmacosurgery with the INTRECTOR® Technology, Clinical Results and Effects on to the Physiology of the Vitreous Body

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/videos/MichaelKoss_VP6_768K.flv Authors: Michael Koss, Rashid Benjilali, Thea Herbort, Fawaz Al-Sareireh, Pankaj Singh, Frank Koch, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The 23 gauge Intrector® allows to perform a well-defined pars plana vitrectomy under the control of the indirect ophthalmoscope plus a 28 dpt lens, or under the microscope using microscopic light plus a plano-concave contact lens. In gel or peribulbar...

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Effective Drug Regimen

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Effective-Drug-Regimen.flv Frank Koch1, P. Luloh2, P. Singh1, M. Koss1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Unit, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main 2 Insight Instruments, Inc., Stuart, Florida, USA Advantages: Any minimal invasive pharmacosurgical procedure with long-term improvement of vision should be considered to be a first choice treatment modality. Methods:...

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