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Retinal Detachments in Posterior Uveitis Associated with Infection: Role of Immunomodulatory Therapy over Two Years

Shree K Kurup (Winston Salem, NC, USA) Advantages: Posterior uveitis patients with retinal detachments may benefit from judicious anti-inflammatory therapy even in the presence of silicon oil. Methods: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data in five patients with infection associated uveitis with retinal detachments that needed immunosuppressive therapy. Effectiveness / Safety: No significant adverse adverse events were...

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Pars Plana Drainage of Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage Using Viscoelastic Augmentation in Vitrectomized Eyes

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Hemorrhages.flv Shree K. Kurup (Winston Salem, NC, USA) Advantages:  Rapid safe drainage without risk of retinal incarceration. Methods: In a vitrectomized eye pressurisation with injectable dispersible viscoelastics would effectively release denatured suprachoroidal blood through a pars plana incision. Effectiveness / Safety: In our institution, no complications such as retinal incarceration...

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Utility of Metronomic MTX in Chronic Central Serous Retinopathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Central-Serous-Chorioretinopathy.flv Shree K. Kurup (Winston Salem, NC, USA), Armando Oliver, Andres Emanuelli, Vincent Hau, David Callanan (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Advantages: Chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSR) is a condition that may be difficult to manage with conventional therapy or “off-label” therapy. Methotrexate is a relatively inexpensive drug that is available almost...

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Three-Year Visual Results of Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Refractory Inflammatory Ocular Neovascularization in 81 patients

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Non-Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-Nor-Diabetes-Neovascularization.flv Shree Kurup (Winston Salem, NC, USA), Ahmad Mansour (Lebanon), J. Arevalo (Venezuela) Advantages: Inflammatory choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is a potentially blinding complication in uveitis. In patients already on immunosuppressive, intraocular medications are reasonable options without increasing systemic...

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