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Pars Plana Vitrectomy with ILM Peeling Combined with Scleral Buckling and Antiinflammatory Treatment for the Management of Retinal Detachment with PVR

Pars Plana Vitrectomy with ILM Peeling Combined with Scleral Buckling and Antiinflammatory Treatment for the Management of Retinal Detachment with PVR SCIENTIFIC POSTER Pars Plana Vitrectomy with ILM Peeling Combined with Scleral Buckling and Antiinflammatory Treatment for the Management of Retinal Detachment with PVR by Nur Acar, Turkey ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the anatomical and functional outcomes of...

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Pars Plana Vitrectomy With ILM Peeling for the Management of Retinal Detachment With Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

Pars Plana Vitrectomy With ILM Peeling for the Management of Retinal Detachment With Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy EDITED FILM ABSTRACT A proper surgical technique with complete vitrectomy and releasing all tractions is mandatory for the surgical management of PVR. In this video surgical maneouvers like ILM peeling under HPFCL, subretinal membrane extraction, relaxing retinotomy are demonstrated in detached eyes with PVR. CONTACT...

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Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in an End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa with Adherent Posterior Hyaloid – First Experience in Turkey

Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in an End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa with Adherent Posterior Hyaloid – First Experience in Turkey EDITED FILM ABSTRACT Argus II Epiretinal prosthesis implant surgery is indicated in patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa with bilateral vision of hand motion, or light perception only. In this video, the very first implantation surgery in a 46-yr-old woman is demonstrated. In...

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Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa – Results of the First Four Patients

Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa – Results of the First Four Patients ABSTRACT Purpose: Argus II Epiretinal prosthesis system implantation is indicated in patients older tha 25-yers of age with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa with bilateral vision of hand motion, or light perception only. In this study our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Argus II Retinal...

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Duke University Symposium

Surgical Challenges               Tamer Mahmoud, Durham, NC, USA (Duke) (Moderator) Panelists: Nur Acar, Turkey Wilson Heriot, Australia Makoto Inoue, Japan Carsten Meyer, Germany Leonardo Oliveira, Brazil Fabio Patelli, Italy Thomas Stone,...

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Endodiathermy Probe as an Aid to Membrane Delamination in Diabetic Traction RD

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Purpose: Eyes with diabetic traction detachment (DTRD) can differ in severity. Systemic control and medication is also very important, which may play a role in the intraoperative and postoperative follow-up. One important complication during surgery is bleeding; when cannot be contolled effectively during pars plana vitrectomy, can...

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Transconjunctival Active Silicone Oil Removal with a Simple Method Surgical Technique

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Purpose: Silicone oil removal is a necessary step after pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil endotamponade. The advantages of transconjunctival surgery have already been described including fast postoperative rehabilitation, less discomfort, and the benefits of avoiding conjunctival dissection, diathermy and probably suturation. The...

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Small-gauge Endodiathermy Probe As An Aid to Elevate Tractional Membranes in eyes with Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment

Purpose: Diabetic traction detachment (DTRD) can differ in severity. Systemic control and medication is very important and may play a role in intraoperative and postoperative follow-up. One important complication during surgery is bleeding; when this cannot be controlled effectively during pars plana vitrectomy, it can cause difficulty in membrane dissection, and even complicate the procedure with retinal tear formation. Preoperative...

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Active Silicone Oil Removal Transconjunctivally with a Simple Method. An Updated New Surgical Technique

Silicone oil removal is a necessary step after pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil endotamponade. The advantages of transconjunctival surgery have already been described including fast postoperative rehabilitation, less discomfort, and the benefits of avoiding conjunctival dissection, diathermy and probably suturation. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate an easy and effective technique to remove silicone oil actively...

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Combined Peeling of Epiretinal and Internal Limiting Membranes with the Single Injection of Membrane Blue-dual Dye in Eyes with Idiopathic ERM

Objective: Epiretinal membranes are sometimes multilayered which needs peeling more than once during vitrectomy. Although some surgeons prefer not to peel ILM in the surgical management of ERMs; ILM peeling is shown to decrease the recurrence of ERMs while not affecting the visual outcome. Different dyes may be used to stain ERM and ILM, although toxicity concerns still exist especially regarding the use of ICG. Also multiple times of...

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Bimanual Removal of Large Foreign Bodies with the Use of a Suture Loop, and a New Foreign Body Forceps

Objective / Purpose: IOFBs are common in open-globe injuries and can present in various shapes and sizes. The appropriate instrument for extraction depends on the size, composition, magnetic properties, and location of the IOFB and the presence of associated ocular damage. Although there are several instruments for the removal of IOFBs, including intraocular forceps, and intraocular magnets, they sometimes cannot grasp a large IOFB...

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Combined Peeling of ERM and ILM in One-step After Dying with Brilliant and Trypan Blue Mixture

Epiretinal membranes (ERM) are sometimes multilayered and need peeling more than once during vitrectomy. Different dyes with multiple times of injections may be used to stain ERM, and internal limiting membrane (ILM). In this video combined peeling of ERM, and ILM in a single-step after dying with a brilliant and trypan blue mixture (BBG-TBm) in ERMs is demonstrated. The main objective is to decrease mechanical trauma of sequential peeling...

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Bimanual Removal of Large Foreign Bodies with a Suture Loop, and a New Foreign Body Forceps

Intaocular foreign bodies (IOFB) can present in various shapes and sizes. Several instruments available can sometimes be of limited use.In this video a suture loop consisting of a 20-gauge angiocatheter and 6-0 polypropylene suture is shown. Its construction is very simple. Also a newly designed IOFB forceps is presented. This suture loop effectively grasps large IOFBs, both metallic and nonmetallic. The use of bimanual technique in which...

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ILM Peeling with Brilliant Blue in Retinal Detachment with a Macuar Hole in a Highly Myopic Eye

Nur Acar, Ziya Kapran, Yaprak Banu Unver (Istanbul, Turkey) ILM peeling in retinal detachment with a macuar hole in a highly myopic eye is sometimes difficult. In this video ILM peeling with Brilliant Blue in retinal detachment with a macuar hole under heavy perflourocarbon fluid in a highly myopic eye is demonstrated. In highly myopic young eyes ILM may be very tightly adherent, and sometimes statining with triamcinolone acetonide is not...

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Comparison of Postoperative Inflammation and Patient Discomfort Scores Following 20-Gauge, 23-Gauge, and 25-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Eyes with Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar*, Yaprak Banu Unver, Leyla Hazar, Nihat Sayýn, Yasar Kucuksumer, Ziya Kapran (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: Being less invasive, 23-gauge, and 25-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) techniques may cause less postoperative inflammation and patient discomfort. In this prospective study the aim was to compare postoperative inflammation and patient discomfort scores in eyes that underwent 20-gauge, 23-gauge, and...

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Primary 25-Gauge, 23-Gauge and 20-Gauge Vitrectomy in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar*, Ziya Kapran, Yaprak Banu Unver, Yasar Kucuksumer, Turgay Satýcý (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: Primary vitrectomy allows visualization of all retinal breaks and performing effective retinopexy while enabling removal of all vitro tractions and membranes. Less invasive PPV techniques like 25-gauge and 23-gauge transconjunctival PPV provide rapid postoperative rehabilitation, and comfort for the patient. Methods: In this...

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Susac Syndrome with a Combined Traction and Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment and Vitreous Hemorrhage

Nur Acar*, Ziya Kapran, Yaprak Banu Unver, Leyla Hazar (Ankara, Turkey) Advantages: Susac Syndrome (SS) consists of the triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion, and hearing loss. It is an autoimmune endotheliopathy that primarily affects young women. Although it is a rare syndrome, it should remember in the differential diagnosis of visual impairment with accompanying neurological and auditory problems in young...

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Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Temporary Keratoprosthesis and Combined Penetrating Keratoplasty

Ziya Kapran, Nur Acar, Yaprak Banu Unver (Istanbul, Turkey) In eyes with severe corneal opacity that precludes pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), temporary keratoprosthesis is a very useful tool in the OR.In this video PPV with using a temporary keratoprosthesis combined with a penetrating keratoplasty is. This technique allows vitrectomy in a closed system. With the help of this technique eyes can be operated timely, which may save eyes from...

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Surgical Outcomes of Serous Macular Detachment Associated with Optic Disc Pit

Yaprak Banu Ünver*, Ziya Kapran, Nur Acar, Yapar Kucuksumer (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To evaluate anatomic and functional outcomes of serous macular detachment associated with optic disc pit following vitrectomy and gas tamponade injection. Methods: Six patients with unilateral optic disc pit maculopathy were included in this study. Preoperatively median best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/800 (20/125-20/1000). All patients...

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Outcome of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Penetrating Keratoplasty Using Temporary Keratoprosthesis

Ziya Kapran*, Yaprak Banu Ünver, Nur Acar, Yapar Küçüksümer (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To evaluate surgical outcomes using a temporary intraoperative keratoprosthesis (KP) in patients undergoing combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed chart of patients in whom a temporary keratoprosthesis was used between 2001and 2011. Only patients with more than 6 months...

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Outcomes of Eyes with Post-traumatic Endophthalmitis in Open Globe Injuries

Yaprak Banu Ünver*, Ziya Kapran, Nur Acar, Yapar Kucuksumer (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To analyze the microbiological characteristics, anatomical and visual outcomes of eyes with post-traumatic endophthalmitis Methods: Medical records were reviewed of 47 patients with post-traumatic endophthalmitis at a single institution between 2001 and 2011. Pars plana vitrectomy was performed in 34 (72,3%) cases as a first treatment. All eyes were...

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Congress – Pars Plana Vitrectomy wth ILM Peeling in Macular Hole Surgery

SYMPOSIUM: VITREOMACULAR INTERFACE VISUALIZATION / SURGICAL APPROACH Moderators: Claudio Azzolini, Etienne Bovey Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with ILM peeling in maculer hole surgery Author: Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Mehmet Cakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Eylem Y. Pınarcı, MD Abstract : In stage 2, 3 and 4 maculer holes, anatomical and functional success is...

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Vitrectomy Session – IOFB

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Passive Removal of Silicone Oil with 25-gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy Instruments

Ziya Kapran, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Nur Acar, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Yaprak Banu Unver, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Tugrul Altan, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Bulut Ocak, MD (Istanbul, Turkey) PURPOSE: To report a new and simple technique for passive silicone oil removal from pars plana with 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy instrumentation. METHODS: In this prospective, interventional clinical trial, 48 eyes underwent silicone oil...

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Silicone Oil Surgery With 25-gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy: It is Not a Dream Anymore!

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/Silicone-Oil-Surgery-With-25-gauge-Transconjunctival-Sutureless-Vitrectomy:-It-is-Not-a-Dream-Anymore.flv Ziya Kapran, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Nur Acar, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Yaprak Banu Unver, (Istanbul, Turkey), Tugrul Altan, (Istanbul, Turkey), Bulut Ocak, (Istanbul, Turkey) SYNOPSIS Silicone oil removal and injection techniques with 25g TSV instruments are shown. In the passive technique, only 1000...

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Three-port Bimanual 25-gauge Vitrectomy in Severe Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Ziya Kapran, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Yaprak Banu Unver (Istanbul, Turkey), Tugrul Altan (Istanbul, Turkey), Bulut Ocak (Istanbul, Turkey) SYNOPSIS In this video, three-port bimanual 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) technique is demonstrated in eyes with severe diabetic traction retinal detachments. 25-gauge illuminated infusion cannula is used for bimanual surgery. Membrane delamination...

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Outcomes of 25-gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy

Nur Acar, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Ziya Kapran, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Yaprak Banu Unver, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Tugrul Altan, MD (Istanbul, Turkey), Sezin Ozdogan, MD (Istanbul, Turkey) PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) for the treatment of a variety of vitreoretinal diseases. METHODS: In this retrospective, interventional clinical trial, 64 consecutive eyes that underwent...

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Vitrectomy and Subretinal tPA in Submacular Hemorrhage

Mehmet Cakir, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Y. Banu Ünver, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD – Beyoglu Eye Research and Education Hospital, Istanbul Submacular hemorrhage in age related macular degeneration (ARMD) leads to severe visual loss in the early period by photoreceptor damage. At the same time, subretinal hemorrhage prevents the diagnosis and the treatment of the primary pathology. Tissue plasminogen activator...

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Therapeutic Approach to Acute Submacular Hemorrhage

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Therapeutic-Approach-to-Acute-Submacular-Hemorrhage.swf Ziya Kapran, Tugrul Altan, Mehmet Cakir, Nur Acar, Yaprak B. Ünver, Zerrin Bayrakar Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of pneumatic displacement of submacular hemorrhage with sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas tamponade, with or without use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Methods: Pneumatic displacement or surgical removal of the submacular...

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Surgical Extraction of Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)

Ziya Kapran, Tugrul Altan, Mehmet Çakır, Nur Acar, Yaprak B. Ünver, Aslı Utine, Zerrin Bayraktar Purpose: Evaluation of the results of surgical extraction of the choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM). Methods: Four eyes of 4 patients who underwent surgical extraction of CNVM between July 2002 and July 2003 were retrospectively evaluated. Complications, visual prognosis, and recurrence rate were recorded. Results: The etiology of the...

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for the Management of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

N. Acar, M. Çakır, Y. B. Ünver, Z. Kapran, T. Altan, Z. Bayraktar, E. Y. Pınarcı, I. Perente, M. Dogan Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) injection for the treatment of macular edema (ME) due to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) by OCT. Methods: In this prospective study, a total 42 eyes of 42 patients with BRVO in which visual acuity is ≤ 0.5 Snellen lines with ME were included in...

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Intravitreal-Triamcinolone-Acetonide-Injection-for-the-Management-of-Diabetic-Macular-Edema.swf Mehmet Cakir, MD, C. Aslı Utine, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Y. Banu Ünver, MD, Muhammed Beyazal, MD, Irfan Perente, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, E. Yaman Pınarcı, MD, Ziya Kapran – Beyoglu Eye Research and Education Hospital, Istanbul Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal...

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Results of Surgery in Traumatic Macular Holes

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Results-of-Surgery-in-Traumatic-Macular-Holes.swf Tugrul Altan, Mehmet Çakir, Ziya Kapran, Irfan Perente, Nur Acar, Yaprak B. Ünver, Zerrin Bayraktar, Canan Aslı Utine Purpose: To evaluate the anatomical and functional success of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in traumatic macular holes. Methods: The records of 5 eyes of 5 patients who underwent PPV due to traumatic macular hole between September 2001...

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One Year Results of Photodynamic Therapy in Eyes with Choroidal Neovascular Membranes due to Age Related Macular Degeneration

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/One-year-results-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascular-membranes-due-to-age-related-macular-degeneration.swf Tugrul Altan, Ziya Kapran, Mehmet Cakir, Nur Acar, Yaprak B. Unver, Zerrin Bayraktar Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin in preserving vision at 1 year in eyes with CNVM due to ARMD. Methods: 44 eyes of 43 patients who had...

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Taut Posterior Hyaloid Removal in Diabetic Macular Edema

Z. Kapran, N. Acar, Y. B. Ünver, M. Çakır, T. Altan, Z. Bayraktar, E. Y. Pınarcı Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a significant source of visual deterioration in diabetic patients. Vitreus traction has been shown to play a role in DME. Attached taut posterior hyaloid causes tangential and/or anteroposterior traction leading to DME and even to shallow macular detachment (MD) which is very well demonstrated with optical coherens...

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Vitreoretinal Surgery for Epiretinal Membranes (ERM)

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Vitreoretinal-Surgery-for-Epiretinal-Membranes-(ERM).flv N. Acar, Y. B. Ünver, M. Çakır, Z. Kapran, T. Altan, Z. Bayraktar, Z. Kayaarası Idiopathic epiretinal membranes leads to vision loss due to macula edema, dense membrane over the fovea or sensory foveal elevation. In secondary ERMs other retinal pathologies contribute to the vision loss. Increase in visual acuity is achieved with pars plana...

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Pars Plana Vitrectomy (PPV) with ILM Peeling in Maculer Hole Surgery

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy-(PPV)-with-ILM-Peeling-in-Maculer-Hole-Surgery.flv Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Mehmet Cakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Eylem Y. Pınarcı, MD In stage 2, 3 and 4 maculer holes, anatomical and functional success is achieved with vitreoretinal surgery (VRC). Internal limiting membran (ILM) peeling with or without staining increases the...

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The Effect of Pars Plana Vitrectomy on Rubeosis Iridis and IOP, an Analysis of Associated Factors

Tugrul Altan, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak B. Unver, MD, Mehmet Cakir, MD Purpose: To determine the effect of pars plana vitrectomy on rubeosis iridis (RI) and intraocular pressure and to evaluate the risk factors for the development of RI and glaucoma in diabetic eyes. Methods: 201 eyes of 201 patients that underwent pars plana vitrectomy for the complications due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy...

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Early Postvitrectomy Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage: Incidence and Associated Factors

Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Mehmet Çakır, MD, Mustafa Dogan, MD Purpose: To evaluate early postvitrectomy hemorrhage incidence and factors associated with hemorrhage in diabetic patients. Methods: 197 eyes with tractional retinal detachment and/or with vitreous or subhyaloid hemorrhage underwent pars plana vitrectomy between 2001 and 2003. Postvitrectomy vitreous...

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Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications after Vitrectomy in Diabetic Cases

Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Mehmet Cakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Basak Yılmaz, MD, Irfan Perente, MD Purpose: To evaluate the incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications encountered after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in diabetic cases. Methods: The medical records of 201 consecutive eyes with diabetic retinopathy that underwent PPV were reviewed retrospectively for the...

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Visual Prognosis after Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Tractional Retinal Detachment in Diabetic Patients

Ziya Kapran, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Mehmet Çakır, MD, Zeynep Kayaarası, MD Purpose: To evaluate the surgical outcomes and patient benefit after pars plana vitrectomy for diabetic tractional retinal detachment. Methods: In this retrospective study, data were analyzed for 96 consecutive vitrectomy for tractional diabetic retinal detachment procedures performed between 2001 and 2003...

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Visual Outcome after Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Vitreous and/or Subhyaloidal Hemorrhage in Diabetic Patients

Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Mehmet Çakır, MD, Burak Erden, MD Purpose: To investigate visual benefit from pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous and/or subhyaloidal hemorrhage without tractional detachment in diabetic patients. Methods: Data were analyzed for pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous and/or subhyaloidal hemorrhage in 71 eyes. Patient characteristics, intraoperative...

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Early Period OCT Findings in Macular Edema after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide

Mehmet Cakır, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Mustafa Dogan, MD Purpose: To determine the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide on macular edema in the early period evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: In this prospective study performed in Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital between January and March 2004, 21 eyes of 20 patients with...

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Bimanual Vitrectomy in Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Mehmet Cakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Sinan Albayrak, MD The surgical repair of complex diabetic traction retinal detachments requires the removal of the vitreous and the release of anteroposterior and tangential forces from the retina. In standard pars plana vitrectomy only one active instrument can be used since the other hand holds an illuminating light. Bimanual...

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Step-Wise Surgical Approach in Diabetic Eyes Complicated by Traction Retinal Detachment

Ziya Kapran, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Mehmet Cakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD The techniques of surgical management of diabetic traction retinal detachment (TRD) have evolved considerably over the last decade. Release of anteroposterior and tangential tractions is the primary goal. Membrane segmentation, delamination, en bloc excision of fibrovascular tissues are the techniques. In this video, step-wise...

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OCT Findings in Diabetic Macular Edema after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide

Eylem Yaman, MD, Mehmet Cakır, Ziya Kapran, MD, Irfan Perente, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Muhammet Beyazal, MD Purpose: To determine the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide on diabetic macular edema (ME) by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: In this prospective study performed in Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital between January and March 2004, 16 eyes...

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The Effect of Preoperative Scatter Photocoagulation on Visual Outcome on Vitrectomize Diabetic Cases

Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Mehmet Çakır, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Irfan Perente, MD Purpose: To evaluate the effect of preoperative scatter photocoagulation on visual outcome in vitrectomized diabetic cases. Methods: Retrospective review of 163 consecutive eyes undergoing vitrectomy for intravitreal/subhyaloid hemorrages and macula threatening tractional/rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The...

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Large Relaxing Retinotomy-Retinectomies for Retinal Reattachment in Severe Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

Nur Acar*, Ziya Kapran, Yaprak Banu Ünver, Tugrul Altan,Zerrin Bayraktar, Hülya Güngel, Tolga Sahanlar Istanbul, Turkey Purpose: To evaluate the functional and anatomical success rates of large(>90 ) relaxing retinotomy-retinectomy(RRR) in retinal detachment cases complicated by severe ( C3) proliferative vitreoretinopathy(PVR). Methods: The medical records of 20 cases in whom large RRR was performed were analysed. Results: Retinas...

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