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The Surgical Management of a Dropped Nucleus – A Vitreoretinal Approach

Purpose: To determine the recommendations from VR surgeons regarding the surgical management of a dropped nucleus. Method: A European-wide survey of 77 vitreoretinal-trained ophthalmic surgeons was conducted from 1st March to 31st March 2012. Questions regarding the surgical management of a dropped nucleus were posed. Results: 67.5% of VR surgeons think the anterior segment surgeon should perform an anterior vitrectomy at the time of the...

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Management of Choroidal Neovascularisation in Best’s Disease

Purpose:   Review of the management of choroidal neovascularisation secondary to Best’s vitelliform macular dystrophy. Materials and methods: Eight eyes of 6 patients with Best’s disease complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) were included. The visual acuity, angiographic and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings were used to assess management outcome.  All patients presented with reduction in visual acuity.  Two...

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Current Opinions in Non VR Surgeons for the Management of a Dropped Nucleus

Purpose: To determine the surgical management of a dropped nucleus in non-VR trained ophthalmic surgeons. Method: A European-wide survey of 123 non-VR trained ophthalmic surgeons was conducted from 1st March to 31st March 2012. Questions regarding the surgical management of a dropped nucleus were posed. Results: 31.7% of surgeons believe vitrectomy surgery should be performed within a week of nucleus drop, 30.9% on the same day, and...

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Glaucoma After Retinal Detachment Repair

Katerina Papastavrou, Yianna Antoniou, Theodoros Potamitis (Limassol, Cyprus) The management of a retinal detachment patient does not stop after the reattachment of the retina. Often the most devastating complications and loss of vision occur long after the vitreo-retinal surgeon has finished his/her work. Thinking about glaucoma before vitreo-retinal surgery, as well as at the time of surgery can help save the patients sight. The time to...

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Avastin Laser Combination Equivalent to ILM Peeling in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Review of Cases

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Branch-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion-Central-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion.flv Theodoros Potamitis, Yianna Antoniou (Limassol, Cyprus) Advantages: The use of Avastin has revolutionized the management of many retinal vasculopathies over the past few years and when its use leads to the avoidance of surgery the advantages to the patient are obvious. Methods: Patients over a five-year period with CRVO treated by...

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The Advantages of 20 Gauge Vitrectomy in Advanced Proliferative Diabetic Retinal Detachments

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Proliferative-Diabetic-Retinopathy.flv Theodoros Potamitis, Yianna Antoniou (Limassol, Cyprus) Advantages: Although 23 Gauge and 25 Gauge vitrectomy systems have recently revolutionized our surgical techniques in many retinal pathologies, in our most complicated cases of tractional retinal detachments the advantages conferred by the use of 20 Gauge instruments outweighs the benefits of smaller gage...

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