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Risk Factors for Recurrence and Failure after Vitrectomy Versus Scleral Buckling in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Surgery

Claire Douat, Frank Becquet, Didier Ducournau, Nantes, France Purpose: Retinal reattachment can be achieved by different surgical approaches such as primary posterior vitrectomy (PPV) or scleral buckling techniques (SB). Recently, PPV as a first intention treatment for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) has become fashionable in comparison with SB. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the risk factors for RRD recurrence...

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Examination and Surgical Material Sterilization in France: Recent and future legislation.

Claire Douat Nantes, France The fight against transmissible diseases and nosocomial infections is one the highest public health priorities in France today. So that material can be labelled “sterile”, the theoretical probability that a micro organism is still present must be equal or inferior to 1/106. The treatment method includes 6 essential steps: 1) pre-disinfection; 2) cleaning; 3) conditioning; 4) sterilization; 5)...

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