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Retinal Stabbing

Edited Film Graça Pires, Mario Ramalho, Susana Henriques, Ana Sofia Lopes, Susana Teixeira, Portugal We present the case of a 23 year-old man who came to our department after self-injury trauma with a knife penetrating his left eye, while cutting a summer festival bracelet. He had doubtful light perception and a nasal sclerocorneal wound already sutured in another hospital could be seen associated with total hifema. The fundoscopy was...

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Biggest Waves

Edited Film Graça Pires, Mario Ramalho, Susana Henriques, Ana Sofia Lopes, Susana Teixeira, Portugal Retinal detachment with giant retinal tear poses a great challenge for the vitreoretinal surgeon due to the high risk of intra and post-operative complications and the many technical difficulties involved.. Giant retinal tears can be related to ocular trauma, hereditary conditions such as Stickler or Marfan syndrome, high myopia or...

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ROP Surgery – Late Stages IV and V

EDITED FILM ABSTRACT Retinopathy of prematurity is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness in the world. Even when treatment is properly performed some cases progresses to stage IV and V. New surgical advances allow performing surgery early, safely, with lens sparing and consequent better anatomical results than a few years ago. Stage V remains a surgical indication with less success rate than stage IV so it’s advisable to...

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Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP: 11 Years of Experience

Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP: 11 Years of Experience SCIENTIFIC POSTER Anti-VEGF treatment in ROP 11 Years of Experience by Susana Teixeira, Rosalina Barroso, Graca Pires, Mafalda Mota, Filomena Silva, Portugal ABSTRACT ROP remains one of the leading causes of preventable childhood blindness worldwide. The ablative treatment strategy has been used for more than 30 years now and it’s efficacy and limitations are well known. In 2006, we...

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ROP Treatment – When Time Matters

ROP Treatment – When Time Matters EDITED FILM ABSTRACT The authors present a movie about the importance of correct screening and timing treatment of ROP. Some clinical cases treated with laser ablation of peripheral retina, intravitreal anti-VEGF and vitrectomy are presented. It is aimed to sensitize ophthalmological community to the impact of good ROP screening and treatment and make an alert to how devastated this disease can...

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Eight Years Experience with the Use of Bevacizumab in ROP

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Objectives: To report the ocular outcome in retrospective consecutive case series of Type I ROP (stage 3+) who had intravitreal injection of avastin as treatment for acute ROP. Methods: Retrospective review of 32 premature infants clinical cases (50 eyes) who received 0,03 cc of intravitreal bevacizumab as adjuvant treatment for laser...

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Vascular Findings in Eyes After Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for ROP

Purpose: To report vascular findings in eyes that had primary treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab for acute ROP (type I stage 3+ ROP). Methods: Retrospective review of 22 infants (32 eyes) that had primary treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab for Type I (stage 3+) ROP. Of those, fourteen (22 eyes) had Zone I or Posterior Zone II ROP and 8 (10 eyes) had Zone II ROP. The minimum follow-up is 1,5 years and the maximum is 6,5...

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Choroidal Thickness in Highly Myopic Eyes

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Mafalda Mota Purpose: Myopia (nearsightedness) is a prevalent disease. In the myopic eye the light rays focus anteriorly to the retina. High or pathologic myopia is defined as spherical equivalent refractive error greater than 6.00 diopters (D) or axial length greater than 26.5mm3. Patients with high myopia are at a greater risk of developing progressive retinal degeneration and other vision threatening pathology, such as...

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Case Reports in CNV (Different from AMD): Fifth Case

A 45 years old type II diabetic male had a posterior choroidal rupture secondary to traumatic ocular rupture originated by blunt trauma in the left eye. One year after the trauma the patient developed a choroidal neovascular membrane in the edge of the choroidal rupture. He was treated with intravitreal injections of bevacizumab as needed during two years until the CNVM had no apparent vascular activity and a fibrotic scar is present. Most...

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Treatment of Aggressive Posterior ROP

Authors: Susana Teixeira, Manuela Bernardo, Graça Pires, Filomena Silva, Diogo Cavalheiro, Rosalina Barroso, Lisbon, Portugal Advantages: Aggressive Posterior ROP (AP-ROP) is a unique presentation of ROP that, even with the best standard treatment (pre-threshold laser ablation of anterior avascular retina) leads to unfavorable anatomic (55,2%) and functional (58%) results. As the proliferative phase (ROP Phase II) is associated with high...

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