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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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Vitrectomy Using Different Light Sources and Filters

Advantages: To perform safer and more comfortable vitrectomy with different light sources and filters of the vitrectomy machine. Methods: Vitrectomy was performed with Stellaris PC (Bausch and Lomb) and two light sources were used (Mercury Vapor and Xenon with three filters Yellow, Green, and Amber). Indications for vitrectomy mainly included macular surgery, vitreous hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. During all the steps of 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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Congress – An unusual large tractional macular break

SYMPOSIUM:MACULA POT POURRI Moderator: Khaled El-Rakhawy Sunday, June 19, 2005 An unusual large tractional macular break Author: S. Ben Yahia, S. Jenzeri, B. Jelliti, S. Aouafi, M. Oueld El Hassen, R. Messaoud, A. Ladjimi, M. Khairallah Abstract : Purpose: To describe an unusual case of a large tractional macular break. Methods: Case report. Results: A 38-year-old healthy man presented with a sudden decrease of vision in his left...

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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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Pneumatic Retinopexy for Uncomplicated Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with superior retinal breaks

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Systematic-Primary-Pneumatic-Retinopexy-vs-Only-in-Selected-Cases.flv Authors: Salim Ben Yahia, Jihen Nemria, Sonia Attia, Radhia Dkhilali, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah, Monastir, Tunisia Advantages: To manage uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment secondary to superior breaks with pneumatic retinopexy, a simple and cost-effective outpatient treatment. Methods: Patients with...

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Peribulbar Triamcinolone for Diabetic Macular Edema: Efficacy without Effects on Glycemic Control

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Diabetes.flv Authors: Salim Ben Yahia, Ines Khochtali, Haikal Neifar, Salma Gargouri,  Thameur Fattoum, Moncef Khairallah, Monastir, Tunisia Advantages: To manage diabetic macular edema (DME) with peribulbar injection of triamcinolone, known to have lower rate of ocular complications than intravitreal injection. Methods: A single peribulbar injection of triamcinolone (40 mg) was performed. Outcome...

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab Versus Intravitreal Triamcinolone For Diabetic Macular Edema With Severe Hard Exudates

Ben Yahia S, Jenzeri S, Hmidi K, Attia S, Zaouali S, Khairallah M Purpose: To compare response after intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) or triamcinolone (IVT) in diabetic macular edema with severe hard exudates. Methods: Forty-eight eyes were randomly assigned to either IVB or IVT. Follow-up was > 6 months. Results: There was significant improvement in BCVA in the IVT group when compared with the IVB group (P= .04). Complete resolution of...

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Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) as Treatment for Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Ocular Toxoplasmosis

Ben Yahia S, Herbort CP, Zaouali S, Ammari W, Jelliti B, Messaoud R, Khairallah M Background: Treatment modalities for choroidal neovascularization due to ocular toxoplasmosis include laser photocoagulation, surgery, corticosteroids, and verteporfin therapy. Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization due to other conditions appears to be an effective and safe therapeutic option. Case Reports: We...

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RD External Procedure Session

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone (IVT) for Diabetic Massive Macular Hard Exudates

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Intravitreal-Triamcinolone-(IVT)-for-Diabetic-Massive-Macular-Hard-Exudates.swf S. Ben Yahia , B. Jelliti, K. Hmidi, F. Amouri, S. Attia, R. Messaoud, A. Ladjimi, M. Khairallah Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (TA) as treatment for massive macular hard exudates in diabetic patients. Methods: Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series, of twelve...

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Macular Bleeding Associated with Sexual Activity in a Patient Receiving Anticoagulants

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Macular-bleeding-associated-with-sexual-activity-in-a-patient-receiving-anticoagulants.swf S. Ben Yahia, S. Zaouali, B. Jelliti, A. Bettaieb, K. Hmidi, S. Jenzeri, A. Ladjimi, M. Khairallah Purpose: To report a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy who suffered sudden visual loss associated with sexual activity. Methods: Case report. Results: A 50-year-old man presented with a sudden visual loss in...

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An Unusual Large Tractional Macular Break

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/An-unusual-large-tractional-macular-break.swf S. Ben Yahia, S. Jenzeri, B. Jelliti, S. Aouafi, M. Oueld El Hassen, R. Messaoud, A. Ladjimi, M. Khairallah Purpose: To describe an unusual case of a large tractional macular break. Methods: Case report. Results: A 38-year-old healthy man presented with a sudden decrease of vision in his left eye. He had no history of ocular trauma. Visual acuity was 20/20...

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Macular Involvement in Patients with Posterior Microphthalmos

S. Ben Yahia, R. Messaoud, S. Attia, T. Zaafouri, S. Zaouali, A. Ladjimi, M. Khairallah Purpose: To report the macular involvement in patients with posterior microphthalmos. Methods: The records of eighteen patients with posterior microphthalmos were reviewed. These included clinical, fundus photographic, fluorescein angiographic, and ultrasonographic findings. Results: All patients had bilateral foreshortening of the posterior ocular...

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