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Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Coats’ Disease with Multiple Macroaneurysms in the Posterior Pole

Poster 4 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To report clinical findings and outcome of an atypical case of Coats’ disease in an adult patient. Methods: A 48-year-old female underwent ocular examination including dilated fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography. Effectiveness / Safety: The patient presented with decreased vision in her left eye. Fundus examination revealed multiple macroaneurysms in the...

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Surgical Treatment of Macular Hole Complicating Behçet’s Uveitis

Poster 3 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To report 2 cases of macular hole in patients with Behçet’s uveitis, and the results of surgical treatment. Methods: We report 2 young patients, diagnosed with Behçet’s uveitis, who developed a macular hole. Review of 2 patients’ charts, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and results of surgical treatment. Effectiveness / Safety: The two patients were treated by...

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Surgical Management of Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous

Poster 2 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To evaluate the outcome of surgical management of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Retrospective study including 3 eyes of 3 children with unilateral persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Patients were aged 6 years, 4 years, and 2 years respectively. Patients underwent Cataract extraction combined with vitrectomy and removal of embryonic remnants. Intraocular lenses were implanted...

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Comparison Between Diclofenac & Dexamethasone on Blood-aqueous Barrier Breakdown

Poster 1 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To compare the effect of topical diclofenac and topical dexamethasone on blood-aqueous barrier breakdown following posterior segment surgery. Methods: The study included 50 eyes treated with posterior segment surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, intravitreal haemorrhage, epiretinal membrane, or macular hole. Patients underwent scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, or pars plana vitrectomy...

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Blood-aqueous Barrier Breakdown and Retinal Detachment Surgery

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Sonia Attia, Sana Khochtali, Sonia Zaouali, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To monitor retinal detachment surgery by anterior chamber inflammatory activity. Methods: Twenty-seven consecutive patients were examined before, 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after surgery for retinal detachment. The anterior chamber inflammatory activity was evaluated using the laser flare...

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Minimal Segmental Buckling Using a Slit Lamp and Three-mirror Lens for the Treatment of Retinal Detachment

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Salma Gargouri, Salah Jenzeri, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To repair rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with minimal segmental scleral buckling using a slit lamp and three-mirror lens. Methods: Patients with primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were treated with a segmental buckle (silicone sponge) extending over the area of the retinal break(s). Localization and...

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Serous Retinal Detachment Secondary to Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) Disease

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Sonia Attia, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To report the clinical characteristics and management of serous retinal detachment secondary to acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 74 patients (148 eyes) diagnosed with acute VKH disease. Effectiveness / Safety: Serous retinal detachment was bilateral in all cases....

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Posterior Scleritis: A Rare Etiology of Serous Retinal Detachment

Rim Kahloun*, Bechir Jelliti, Imen Kaibi, Sonia Zaouali, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To study the clinical features, management guidelines, and the course of the disease in patients with posterior scleritis. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 10 patients diagnosed with posterior scleritis. Effectiveness / Safety: The main presenting symptoms were pain (10 cases) and decreased vision (6 cases)....

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Surgery for Progressive Symptomatic Retinal Detachment Complicating Retinoschisis

Rim Kahloun*, Salma Gargouri, Sofien Ben Amor, Nesrine Abroug, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To report the outcome of surgery for progressive symptomatic retinal detachment complicating degenerative retinoschisis. Methods: Two patients with retinal detachment with outer-layer breaks complicating degenerative retinoschisis were repaired with scleral buckling for the first patient and vitrectomy with...

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Serous Macular Detachment Complicating Choroidal Tumors Successfully Treated with Transpupillary Thermotherapy

Rim Kahloun*, Riadh Messaoud, Anis Mahmoud, Salah Jenzeri, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia Advantages: To manage serous retinal detachment (SRD) associated with choroidal osteoma and choroidal hemangioma with transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT). Methods: Two patients (choroidal ostema 1, choroidal hemangioma 1) presented with serous macular detachment. TTT was applied in one session using 810 nm diode lasers to the...

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Delayed Resolution of Serous Macular Detachment Associated with Optic Disc Pit After Vitrectomy, Laser Photocoagulation, and Gas Tamponade

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Ghassen Laadhari, Ahmed Mahjoub, Sonia Attia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage serous macular detachment associated with optic disc pit with vitrectomy, laser photocoagulation to the margin of the optic disc, and gas tamponade. Methods: An 18-year-old female with serous macular detachment associated with a congenital optic pit underwent pars plana vitrectomy, induction of posterior...

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Branch-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion-Central-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion.flv Salim Ben Yahia, Riadh Messaoud, Imen Chtioui, Rim Kahloun, Sonia Zaouali, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Methods: Thirty eyes of 30 patients with macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (central retinal...

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Transpupillary Thermotherapy for the Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Central-Serous-Chorioretinopathy.flv Salim Ben Yahia, Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Salma Gargouri, Sonia Attia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To treat central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) with subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) inducing less damage to the macula than laser photocoagulation. Methods: Ten eyes of 10 patients with persistent serous retinal detachment...

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Angioid Streaks

Salim Ben Yahia, Rim Kahloun, Salma Gargouri, Rim Ghrissi, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Methods: Eight eyes of 8 patients with CNV secondary to angioid streaks were treated with intravitreal injection of 1.25 mg (0.05 mL) of bevacizumab. Main outcome measures included changes in...

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascularization

Salim Ben Yahia, Bechir Jelliti, Rim Kahloun, Rim Ghrissi, Salah Jenzeri, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage inflammatory choroidal neovascularization (CNV) with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab, since conventional therapeutic options, including laser photocoagulation, surgery, corticosteroids, and verteporfin therapy, have potential limitations and are associated with a high rate of recurrences. Methods:...

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