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2018 RETINAWS at EVRS

Kourous A. Rezaei (Course Director)     When the Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going Challenging Cases in Vitreoretinal Surgery Faculty: Antonio Ciardella, Italy; David Martins, Portugal; Jerzy Nawrocki, Poland; Sengul Ozdek, Turkey; Grazia Pertile, Italy & Malhar Soni, UK Short Synopsis: Retina specialists often work in a “shark-infested” world. Unexpected events are a fact of life. Learning how “not to get bit” is...

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Sutureless Trocar Cannula Based Transconjunctival Intrascleral Intraocular Carlevale Lens Fixation

EDITED FILM ABSTRACT Up to recent times anterior chamber IOL and iris or scleral fixated IOL have been the techniques of choice in patients without capsular support, aphakic or with a dislocated intraocular lens. These techniques however, are well known for possible complications such as corneal decompensation, late dislocation or suture extrusion through the conjunctiva. In our presentation we illustrate a novel surgical technique of...

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OCT-A in Macular Surgery

OCT-A in Macular Surgery ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate vessel density changes in the superficial and deep vessel plexus, and FAZ area before and after macular surgery. Materials & Methods: 50 consecutive patients (25 with macular pucker and 25 with macular hole) were examined with OCT-A (RTVue-XR Avanti; Optovue, Fremont, CA, USA) before macular surgery and 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 12 months after surgery. Vessel density of the...

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Why to Buy an OCT Angiography (AngioVue, Optovue inc., Freemont, CA)

AngioVue, Optovue inc., Freemont, CA is a 70 kHz (70.000 A scan per second) 840 nm spectral OCT which implements the SAADA algorithm to obtain high quality angiograms (304 X 304 transverse points are acquired in less then 2.9 seconds). Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new diagnostic non-invasive method by which the vascular structures of the retina and choroid can be visualized three-dimensionally without need for using...

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RNFL Thickness Modification After ILM Peeling: A 4-year Follow-up Study

Antonio Ciardella_SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2015 Purpose: To evaluate RNFL thickness modification after ILM peeling for idiopathic macular hole (MH) or epiretinal membrane (ERM) during a follow up period of 45 months. Methods: Interventional, prospective, non randomized case series. Twenty eyes of 20 patients (76,7±6,6 years) who underwent pars plana vitrectomy and brilliant blue G – assisted ILM peeling were evaluated 24,2±1.2 and...

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OCT Angiography of Pigment Epithelial Detachment

Purpose: To noninvasively describe the spectrum of pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) occurring mainly in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and also in other inflammatory, iatrogenic retinal disorders with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA). Methods: Observational, cross-sectional study of 30 patients with drusenoid, serous, vascularized or mixed PEDs. OCTA was performed on...

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OCT Angiography of CSCR in Elderly Patients

Purpose: To noninvasively describe the features of retinal and choroidal vascular changes in elderly patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA). Methods: Cross-sectional, observational study of 10 patients between 55 and 64 years of age with central serous chorioretinopathy. OCTA was performed on 3×3 and 6×6 mm area centred on the fovea. The 3D angiography was...

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