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Prompt Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Exogenous Endophthalmitis May Bring Back Useful Function in More Than 60% of Cases

Prompt Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Exogenous Endophthalmitis May Bring Back Useful Function in More Than 60% of Cases ABSTRACT Between January1, 2012 ans December 31. 2016, we treated 16 cases of exogenous endophthalmitis with prompt pars plana vitrectomy and intraocular antibiotics. 10 cases occurred after intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF, 5 after cataract surgery and 1 after traumatic rupture of a PKP. 14 of the postoperative cases...

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Two Cases of Atypical Bilateral CSCR

Purpose: Case 1: A 39 year old woman presented with a bilateral slowly deteriorating visual acuity, metamophopsia and micropsia. We diagnosed CSCR and treated with acetazolamid and NSAID. Social history revealed a type A personality (ambitious, freelancer), in addition the patient reported sweating sleeping disorders, nycturia, a prolonged menstruation cycle, development of a moustache and increasing weight, so we suggested an...

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Success and Drawbacks in the Treatment of Bilateral Optic Pits

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   A then 6 yr old girl presented with a bilateral optic pit and a severe retinal detachment with PVR in her left eye. Pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil could only temporarily restore anatomical attachment. 10 years later visual acuity deteriorated also in the right eye from 0.6 to 0.2 due to a central serous detachment and an...

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Buckle in RD Surgery: My Way

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   How to perform buckle surgery with a scrubbed nurse only ? As our policy is to perform retinal detachment surgery as soon as there is a capacity in the OR, I do not always have a hold on a resident or fellow, who could assist me. An experienced nurse can equally perform the instrumentation and assist me simultaneously. She already has...

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Self Testing in Macular Edema: Possible Applications and Their Limits

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xudv5d Since 1994, the Freiburg Visual Acuity Test allows a standardized visual acuity test with Landolt rings under well-defined conditions for illumination and contrast. Similarly, the web-based test of the Aachen Centrum for Technology transfer in Ophthalmology (ACTO), allows a standardized follow up for macular disorders and other eye diseases. Since smartphones are equipped with a retina display, they...

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Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention in Ocular Trauma

Advantages: Improvements in ocular microsurgery and a new understanding in the intraocular posttraumatic development induced by an injury, new surgical concepts have been developed to reach a much better functional rehabilitation than a few years ago could be imagined (tertiary prevention). Methods: From the mechanism of wound healing the strategical approach of early vitrectomy for severe ocular trauma is derived. Effectiveness / Safety:...

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Surgical Prevention of PVR in Serious Ocular Trauma

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Surgical-Prevention-of-PVR-in-Serious-Ocular-Trauma.flv Ferenc Kuhn, Wolfgang Schrader, Robert Morris, Viktoria Mester Advantages: Prevention of the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy is crucial in preserving vision in the injured eye. Since pharmacologic methods have largely been unsuccessful, a new surgical approach is attempted. Methods: Prophylactic chorioretinectomy is performed...

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Combined Anterior and Posterior Segment Surgery Following Severe Blunt and Sharp Ocular Injuries

Wolfgang F. Schrader Universitätsaugenklinik,Würzburg, Germany Background: In vitreoretinal surgery the combination with anterior segment surgery is getting more and more common. However, in trauma surgery, it is widely accepted to restrict anatomic reconstruction of severe injuries to the posterior segment and go on with anterior segment reconstruction (intraocular lens insertion) when the posterior segment seems to be...

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