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Treatment of Macular Edema Secondary to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: Comparison of Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling and Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection

Hande Etus, Levent Karabas, Yusuf Çaglar (Kocaeli, Turkey) Advantages: To compare anatomic and functional results in patients with macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) treated with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and intravitreal bevacizumab injection treatment (IVBT). Methods: A total of 29 patients were examined retrospective. PPV with ILM peeling was performed in Group A...

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Topical Anesthesia in Posterior Vitrectomy with Sutureless Surgery

Hande Etus, Levent Karabas, Gulin Karaaslan, Yusuf Çaglar (Kocaeli, Turkey) Advantages: We initiated this prospective study to determine the safety and efficacy of topical anesthesia and its effect on surgical time in 23 G posterior vitrectomy. Methods: This study was comprised of 67 patients (73 eyes) scheduled for posterior vitrectomy using topical (35 eyes) (group 1) or retrobulbar (38 eyes) (group 2) anesthesia. Subjective pain and...

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Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin Combined with Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization in Angioid Streaks

Levent Karabas, Hande Etus*, Bengu Yucel, Yusuf Çaglar (Kocaeli, Turkey) Advantages: To evaluate safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with Verteporfin combined with intravitreal bevacizumab for choroidal neovascularization associated with angioid streaks. Methods: Six eyes of six patients treated with PDT with Verteporfin and 0, 05 mg/ml Bevacizumab injections were included. Standardized protocol, visual acuity (VA),...

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Limited Air Vitrectomy and Gas Tamponade in Fresh Retinal Detachments

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Systematic-Primary-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy-vs-Only-in-Selected-Cases.flv Authors: Levent Karabas, Berna Ozkan, Yusuf Caglar, Kocaeli, Turkey Advantages: With this technique, the operation time was shortened; peroperative retinal reattachment and laser retinopexy were warranted. Methods: In this technique infusion cannula is directly connected to air and vitrectomy is performed under air infusion...

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23 Gauge Vitrectomy and Iris Sutured PC-IOL in Cases with Traumatic Lens Dislocation Associated with Traumatic Mydriasis

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Dislocated-Lens.flv Authors: Levent Karabaş, Berna Özkan, Basak Doğu, Yusuf Çağlar, Kocaeli, Turkey Advantages: With the technique we described, it is possible to perform 23 gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy in cases with lens dislocation. Conjunctival dissection is not necessary in these cases without optimal capsular support for IOL implantation. Methods: We performed 23 gauge...

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Combined Bevacizumab and Photodynamic Theraphy in ARMD

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Combined-Bevacizumab-and-Photodynamic-Theraphy-in-ARMD.flv V. Levent Karabaþ, Berna Özkan, Özgül Altýntaþ, Nurþen Yüksel, Yusuf Çaðlar Advantages: Combination of bevacizumab with PDT led to decreased need for recurrent injections of bevacizumab. Methods: The records of 62 patients who had combined bevacizumab injection and PDT for Age Related Macular Degeneration between March 2006 and...

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