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Retinal Inflammation and DME: Novel Approach

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of topical nepafenac in patients with impaired blood-retinal barrier (BRB) in the macular area. Methods: In a prospective pilot study 15 eyes were included; in the first visit and controls complete eye examination was performed (mean follow-up: 79 days). Visual acuity (VA), central thickness (CT) and...

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Focal RPE Angiographic Leaks Visualized by En-face OCT: “A New Diagnostic Technique”

Advantages: In central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), we evaluated the optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) obtained by scanning in an “en-face” direction (parallel to the retinal surface), and compared them, firstly, with the morphological findings in the unaffected eyes and secondly, with the leakage points on fluorescein angiography (FA). Methods: In prospective study 42 eyes of 21...

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The Role of Photodynamic Therapy in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Isaac Alarcon, Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, M. Castilla, Xavier Acebes (Barcelona, Spain) Advantages: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be a useful and powerful tool to treat the different clinical forms of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) and its possible complications. Methods: Classic CSC: PDT can be useful to treat CSC specially when the patient suffers more than one episode from the same focal leak in the fundus. We show...

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Treatment of Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema: Bevacizumab versus Multifocal Photocoagulation

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Diabetes.flv Authors: Vladimir Poposki, Daniel  Vilaplana, Daniela Poposka, Isaac Alarcón, O.  Marínez-Giralt, M. Castilla , Barcelona, Spain Advantages: To evaluate the efficacy of Bevacizumab regarding photocoagulation in the treatment of diffuse diabetic macular edema (EMDD). Methods: In a prospective and randomised study, 25 eyes of 15 patients with mean age of 70 years were analysed....

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How to Manage Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy?

Authors: Isaac Alarcon, Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Olga Martinez-Giralt, Miguel Castilla, Xenia Acebes, Barcelona, Spain Advantages / Purpose: Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy is a disease with characteristic choroidal vascular abnormalities. Although the polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and age-related macular degeneration have been known to share common genetic factors, its clinical characteristics suggest that polypoidal...

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab vs Macular Grid Photocoagulation in Non-Ischemic BRVO

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Retinal-Vein-Occlusions.flv Authors: Isaac Alarcon, Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Olga Martinez-Giralt, Miguel Castilla, Xenia Acebes, Barcelona, Spain Advantages: Intravitreal Bevacizumab achieves better results in terms of visual acuity in these patients. Methods: Prospective randomized clinical study with 20 patients with non-ischemic BRVO with macular edema. 11 female an 9 male, the mean...

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Bilateral Giant Retinal Tear

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Giant-Tear.flv Authors: Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, D. Martin, Isaac Alarcon, M. Castilla, Barcelona, Spain Advantages: Bilateral retinal detachment as a consequence of a bilateral giant retinal tear I a very uncommon pathology. We present our surgical technique to obtain a satisfactory result with a prompt recovery of the life style of the patient. Methods: Under general anesthesia we...

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Chronic and Hemorragic Retinal Detachment im Proliferant Diabetic Retinopathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/videos/DanielVilaplana_2_VP6_768K.flv Authors: Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Isaac Alarcon, D. Martin, M. Castilla, Barcelona, Spain Advantages: A 65-year-old homeless man with hand movements vision in his left eye for a long period (the patient was unaware of this). He has been recently diagnosed with advanced diabetes mellitus. He suffered from high-risk proliferation with a chronic and haemorrhagic...

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Where is the Limit?

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/videos/DanielVilaplana_1_VP6_768K.flv Authors: Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, S. Beckers, Isaac Alarcon, M. Castilla, Barcelona, Spain Advantages: A 26-year-old man with questionable light perception in the right for many months (the patient was unaware of this). He also had uveitis episodes in this eye and HIV positivity as a consequence of his drug addiction. A total chronic non-rhegmatogenous retinal...

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Surgical Treatment of Chronic Inferior Retinal Detachment

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Surgical-Treatment-of-Chronic-Inferior-Retinal-Detachment.flv Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Sebastian Beckers, Miguel Castilla Advantages: The chronic detachment of the inferior retina presents an elevated risk of recurrence. Elimination of the peripheral inferior retina by retinotomy and retinectomy entails a high percentage of...

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Management of an Intraocular Lens Luxated into the Vitreous Cavity

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Management-of-an-Intraocular-Lens-Luxated-into-the-Vitreous-Cavity.flv Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Daniel Martin, Miguel Castilla Advantages: An intraocular lens was luxated into the vitreous cavity. To suture the lens in the sulcus we developed our own surgical technique with no need to take the lens out of the eye and exchange it. Methods: The surgical steps performed were: vitrectomy,...

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Photodynamic Therapy: Focal Treatment for Idiopathic Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Photodynamic-Therapy:-Focal-Treatment-for-Idiopathic-Polypoidal-Choroidal-Vasculopathy.flv Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Daniel Martin, Isaac Alarcon, Miguel Castilla Advantages: The focal (selective) treatment with photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) has the advantage of producing minimum changes in the choroid and pigment epithelium. Methods:...

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