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Severe Eye Injuries: The Trouble with Being Late

Severe Eye Injuries: The Trouble with Being Late ABSTRACT The “when” is just as an important question in the surgical intervention for eyes with posterior segment injury as is the “what”. Identifying the ideal timing (staging) of vitreoretinal surgery is thus crucial as the most optimal management strategy is selected. Delaying posterior segment surgery beyond two weeks, which is unfortunately too often seen in...

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Complications Following Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment — What You Should Tell Your Colleagues Doing the Follow-up

Zora Ignjatovic, Katarina Misailovic, Andjela Tolic (Belgrade, Serbia) Advantages: If you deal with patients from far away and have to relinquish follow up to your colleagues who are not vitreoretinal surgeons, it can be helpful if you have some guidelines. Methods: During following up 3320 vitreoretinal cases we had to connect with ophthalmologists from far away hospitals and offices, not experienced in retinal detachment surgery...

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Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Why and How

Ferenc Kuhn (Hungary / USA), Zora Ignjatovic (Belgrade, Serbia) Advantages: Even though the retinal break is thought to be the cause of the retinal detachment, the break is secondary to – typically dynamic – vitreoretinal traction. Vitrectomy is the rational approach to treatment by addressing the source, rather than the consequence, as scleral buckling does, however effectively. In addition, other pathologies such as media...

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