content top

Preoperative Preparation of Eye with Chlorhexidine Solution Reduces Bacterial Contamination Prior to 23 Gauge Vitrectomy

Preoperative Preparation of Eye with Chlorhexidine Solution Reduces Bacterial Contamination Prior to 23 Gauge Vitrectomy SCIENTIFIC POSTER Preoperative Preparation of Eye with Chlorhexidine Solution Reduces Bacterial Contamination Prior to 23 Gauge Vitrectomy by Nasser J. Gili ABSTRACT Purpose: Evaluation of the preoperative contamination of bacteria in conjunctiva before and after irrigation with chlorhexidine solution 0.05 %, and to...

Read More

Treatment of Posterior Persistent Fetal Vasculature Syndrome

Sven Crafoord, MD, PhD (Orebro, Sweden) PURPOSE: To describe the surgery of Posterior PFV which is a rare ocular maldevelopment syndrome seen in children mostly unilateral (90%). Usually the diagnosis is detected among infants with congenital cataract. METHODS: Three consecutive children with posterior PFV were included in this interventional study. They all underwent surgery with lensectomy and vitreoretinal surgery. RESULTS: No eyes were...

Read More

Vitreoretinal Surgery in Stage 5 ROP

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/Vitreoretinal-Surgery-in-Stage-5-ROP.flv Sven Crafoord, MD, PhD (Orebro, Sweden) SYNOPSIS Progression of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) despite screening and laser treatment still occurs in some children. Once the ROP presents itself in an infant with bilateral stage 5 the vitreoretinal surgeon faces a demanding task. Some cases are candidates for a surgical effort to open up the total traction...

Read More

Treatment of Macular Detachment in Patients with Optic Pit

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Treatment-of-macular-detachment-in-patients-with-optic-pit.swf Sven Crafoord Purpose: To report the clinical outcome, of patients with congenital optic pit and macular retinal detachment, using vitrectomy, retinotomy and drainage of subretinal fluid with or without retinopexy or ILM peeling. Methods: 17 consecutive patients with macular off retinal detachments and optic pit were enrolled in the study...

Read More

Is Sheathotomy a Feasible Surgical Procedure in Branch Vein Occlusion? Report on Our First 10 cases

Niklas Karlsson, Sven Crafoord – Ögonkliniken Universitetssjukhuset Örebro, Sweden Purpose: To report the clinical experience and results using vitreoretinal surgical technique to decompress the arteriovenous connection in branch vein occlusion with haemorrhage, edema and ischemia. Study design: Prospective, nonrandomized interventional case study. Methods: Patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and decreased visual acuity...

Read More

Experience with F6H8 as Heavy Tamponade in Repairing Complicated Inferior RD and PVR

Sven Crafoord Orebro, Sweden Purpose: To report our clinical experience using a hydrofluorocarbon liquid (HFCL) i.e. (F6H8) as a 3-4 weeks tamponade in complicated retinal detachment and PVR, in comparison with silicone oil. Methods: 15 patients, 8 women 7 men with a mean age 54 years, were included in the F6H8 tamponade-group. Two patients had giant breaks, one penetrating eye injury, seven PVR and five retinal redetachments in the two...

Read More

Choice of Sclerotomy Sites

Sven Crafoord Orebro, Sweden Aim with the sclerotomy positions: 1. Easy access to all the vitreous cavity 2. Easy rotating the eyebulb (place the upper temporal and nasal sclerotomy at 10 and 2 o´clock) 3. Infusion sclerotomy where retina is attached 4. Adjust the place if using iris hooks and/or lensring Considerations: 1. Sharp entrance 2. Prevent hemorrhage/ avoid muscle area 3. Avoid vitreous prolapse through the...

Read More

Conjunctival Incision: Limbus Incision

Sven Crafoord Sweden Considerations and alternative: 1. Ora parallel 2. Close to limbus (preferable) 3. In conjunction to the sclerotomies (3 ports) 4. One incision covering all ports 5. Radial cut only to relieve tension 6. Diathermia Problems: 1. Conjunctival adhesions (earlier operation) 2. Thin, atrophic conjunctiva Technique: 1. Sharp incision with scissors and forceps 2. Suturing with 8-0 polyfilament resorbable 3. Sometimes no...

Read More
content top