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Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Coats’ Disease with Multiple Macroaneurysms in the Posterior Pole

Poster 4 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To report clinical findings and outcome of an atypical case of Coats’ disease in an adult patient. Methods: A 48-year-old female underwent ocular examination including dilated fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography. Effectiveness / Safety: The patient presented with decreased vision in her left eye. Fundus examination revealed multiple macroaneurysms in the...

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Surgical Treatment of Macular Hole Complicating Behçet’s Uveitis

Poster 3 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To report 2 cases of macular hole in patients with Behçet’s uveitis, and the results of surgical treatment. Methods: We report 2 young patients, diagnosed with Behçet’s uveitis, who developed a macular hole. Review of 2 patients’ charts, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and results of surgical treatment. Effectiveness / Safety: The two patients were treated by...

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Surgical Management of Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous

Poster 2 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To evaluate the outcome of surgical management of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Retrospective study including 3 eyes of 3 children with unilateral persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Patients were aged 6 years, 4 years, and 2 years respectively. Patients underwent Cataract extraction combined with vitrectomy and removal of embryonic remnants. Intraocular lenses were implanted...

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Comparison Between Diclofenac & Dexamethasone on Blood-aqueous Barrier Breakdown

Poster 1 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To compare the effect of topical diclofenac and topical dexamethasone on blood-aqueous barrier breakdown following posterior segment surgery. Methods: The study included 50 eyes treated with posterior segment surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, intravitreal haemorrhage, epiretinal membrane, or macular hole. Patients underwent scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, or pars plana vitrectomy...

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Minimal Segmental Buckling Using a Slit Lamp and Three-mirror Lens for the Treatment of Retinal Detachment

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Salma Gargouri, Salah Jenzeri, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To repair rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with minimal segmental scleral buckling using a slit lamp and three-mirror lens. Methods: Patients with primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were treated with a segmental buckle (silicone sponge) extending over the area of the retinal break(s). Localization and...

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Serous Retinal Detachment Secondary to Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) Disease

Salim Ben Yahia*, Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Sonia Attia, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To report the clinical characteristics and management of serous retinal detachment secondary to acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 74 patients (148 eyes) diagnosed with acute VKH disease. Effectiveness / Safety: Serous retinal detachment was bilateral in all cases....

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Posterior Scleritis: A Rare Etiology of Serous Retinal Detachment

Rim Kahloun*, Bechir Jelliti, Imen Kaibi, Sonia Zaouali, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To study the clinical features, management guidelines, and the course of the disease in patients with posterior scleritis. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 10 patients diagnosed with posterior scleritis. Effectiveness / Safety: The main presenting symptoms were pain (10 cases) and decreased vision (6 cases)....

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Branch-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion-Central-Retinal-Vein-Occlusion.flv Salim Ben Yahia, Riadh Messaoud, Imen Chtioui, Rim Kahloun, Sonia Zaouali, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Methods: Thirty eyes of 30 patients with macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (central retinal...

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Transpupillary Thermotherapy for the Treatment of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Central-Serous-Chorioretinopathy.flv Salim Ben Yahia, Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Salma Gargouri, Sonia Attia, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To treat central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) with subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) inducing less damage to the macula than laser photocoagulation. Methods: Ten eyes of 10 patients with persistent serous retinal detachment...

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Angioid Streaks

Salim Ben Yahia, Rim Kahloun, Salma Gargouri, Rim Ghrissi, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Methods: Eight eyes of 8 patients with CNV secondary to angioid streaks were treated with intravitreal injection of 1.25 mg (0.05 mL) of bevacizumab. Main outcome measures included changes in...

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Intravitreal Injection of Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascularization

Salim Ben Yahia, Bechir Jelliti, Rim Kahloun, Rim Ghrissi, Salah Jenzeri, Moncef Khairallah (Monastir, Tunisia) Advantages: To manage inflammatory choroidal neovascularization (CNV) with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab, since conventional therapeutic options, including laser photocoagulation, surgery, corticosteroids, and verteporfin therapy, have potential limitations and are associated with a high rate of recurrences. Methods:...

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Pneumatic Retinopexy for Uncomplicated Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with superior retinal breaks

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Systematic-Primary-Pneumatic-Retinopexy-vs-Only-in-Selected-Cases.flv Authors: Salim Ben Yahia, Jihen Nemria, Sonia Attia, Radhia Dkhilali, Riadh Messaoud, Moncef Khairallah, Monastir, Tunisia Advantages: To manage uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment secondary to superior breaks with pneumatic retinopexy, a simple and cost-effective outpatient treatment. Methods: Patients with...

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Peribulbar Triamcinolone for Diabetic Macular Edema: Efficacy without Effects on Glycemic Control

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/congress/Diabetes.flv Authors: Salim Ben Yahia, Ines Khochtali, Haikal Neifar, Salma Gargouri,  Thameur Fattoum, Moncef Khairallah, Monastir, Tunisia Advantages: To manage diabetic macular edema (DME) with peribulbar injection of triamcinolone, known to have lower rate of ocular complications than intravitreal injection. Methods: A single peribulbar injection of triamcinolone (40 mg) was performed. Outcome...

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