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New Instruments for Vitreoretinal Surgery

ABSTRACT Purpose: To present the new instruments for vitreoretinal (VR) surgery. Methods: 1. to modify the conventional tacking forceps for array tacking during Argus II implantation on the right eyes, in order to perform the tacking with the right hand; 2. to modify 25-gauge ILM forceps for intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) assisted VR surgery in order to reduce the shadowing during surgery. The prototypes of the new...

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Standard IVI Technique as a Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Vitreous Contamination Due to Injection of Cellular Content of Ocular Tissues Cut by the Needle Tip

Standard IVI Technique as a Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Vitreous Contamination Due to Injection of Cellular Content of Ocular Tissues Cut by the Needle Tip ABSTRACT Purpose: Intravitreal injections (IVI) have associated risk of intraocular inflammation, and considered to be the main cause of intraocular septic and aseptic reaction. The mechanism of vitreous contamination is not studied well. Our purpose was to...

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29 G Endoillumination Assisted Scleral Buckling Using New Illuminated Indenter-marker

The authors declare potential conflict of interest regarding the new design of the instrument. Purpose: To report a 29 gauge endoillumination assisted scleral buckling technique for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) using a new illuminated indenter-marker and non-contact wide-angle viewing system. Methods: Nine consecutive cases with RRD underwent 29 gauge endoillumination assisted scleral buckling using a new instrument, illuminated...

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First Experience with Acetylsalicylic Silicone Oil in Human Eye

Gerhard F. Kieselbach (Innsbruck, Austria), Ulrike Stolba, MD (Vienna, Austria), Michaela Velikay, MD (Graz, Austria), Stefan Egger, MD (Salzburg, Austria), Andreas Wedrich, MD (Graz, Austria), Susanne Binder, MD (Vienna, Austria), Martina Kralinger, MD (Innsbruck, Austria) PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of acetylsalicylic silicone oil (ASA-SiO) for proliferative vitreoretinopathy in human eye. METHODS: In a prospective,...

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Vitrectomy for Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema – a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

Ulrike Stolba, MD, Susanne Binder, MD, Diego Gruber, PhD, Ilse Krebs, MD, Beatrix Neumaier, MD, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Boltzman Institute for Retinology and Biomicoscopical Laser Surgery, Rudolf Foundation, Vienna, Austria Purpose: To evaluate the potential benefit of vitrectomy in eyes with diffuse macular edema compared to an unoperated control group. Methods: 56 eyes with diffuse diabetic edema and attached posterior hyloid were...

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