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Selective Laser Trabecuplasty in Treatment of Secondary Open Angle Silicone-induced Glaucoma

Selective Laser Trabecuplasty in Treatment of Secondary Open Angle Silicone-induced Glaucoma ABSTRACT Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) proved to be safe and effective in patients with primary open angle glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, glaucoma secondary to pigment dispersion syndrome. Among factors determining a development a silicone-induced glaucoma the most reasoning seems an impact of silicone oil on anterior chamber angle...

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Persistent Postoperative Cystoid Macular Edema After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment

Persistent Postoperative Cystoid Macular Edema After Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment ABSTRACT Purpose: Postoperative cystoid macular edema (CME) can occur after intraocular surgery, including pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). In most cases CME remains subclinical or decreases spontaneously, however in some cases it can persist and be very difficult to treat, affecting the visual rehabilitation. In this study we aim to analyse the...

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Radical Vitrectomy & Extensive ILM Peeling in Complicated Pediatric Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Radical Vitrectomy & Extensive ILM Peeling in Complicated Pediatric Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment ABSTRACT 80 eyes with complicated pediatric RRD were included (congenital myopia, Stickler, Marfan, regressed ROP, trauma, post-IO surgery, congenital retinoschisis, congenital coloboma & Down syndrome). Surgical technique included radical vitrectomy, posterior hyaloid peeling (unimanual or bimanual), radical excision of basal...

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Retinal Push During Vitrectomy for Primary Retinal Detachment in Children

Retinal Push During Vitrectomy for Primary Retinal Detachment in Children ABSTRACT Background: Posterior Hyaloid poses a serious challenge to surgeons during vitrectomy for primary pediatric Retinal Detachment. It’s toughly adherent to the underlying Retina. PVR and Recurrent RD are inevitable, if posterior Hyaloid isn’t properly removed. Purpose: To report anatomical and functional outcome of Retinal push technique in...

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Self-indentation During Chandelier-assisted Peripheral Vitrectomy Under Air for Primary Retinal Detachment

Self-indentation During Chandelier-assisted Peripheral Vitrectomy Under Air for Primary Retinal Detachment ABSTRACT Purpose: To report the incidence of iatrogenic retinal breaks in eyes for whom self-indentation during chandelier-assisted peripheral vitrectomy under air, for primary retinal detachment, had been performed, compared to eyes for whom a non-indentation chandelier-assisted peripheral vitrectomy under air had been...

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Managing Giant Retinal Tears 2 Cases Report

Managing Giant Retinal Tears 2 Cases Report ABSTRACT Introduction: Retinal detachments with giant retinal tears (GRT) pose a significant challenge, even to the most experienced vitreoretinal specialists. The extent of the primary lesion complicates management and tamponade choices, carrying the risk of the flap folding over post-operatively and re-detaching the retina. The authors present two cases of a retinal detachment with giant...

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Treatment of Posterior Retinal Tears

Treatment of Posterior Retinal Tears ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS Stanislao Rizzo Florence, Italy Email :...

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Primary Vitrectomy Without Buckling for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Failure Analysis and Its Causes Over 195 Consecutive Cases

Primary Vitrectomy Without Buckling for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: Failure Analysis and Its Causes Over 195 Consecutive Cases ABSTRACT Over the last ten years there has been a trend towards the treatment of Reghmatogenous Retinal Detachments (RRDs) with vitrectomy without buckling, as the primary procedure. Supported by numerous publications the addition of an encircling buckle at the initial surgery seems not to be useful....

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27 Gauge Limited Vitrectomy with Gas Tamponade (Surgical Pneumoretinopexy) in the Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

27 Gauge Limited Vitrectomy with Gas Tamponade (Surgical Pneumoretinopexy) in the Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment ABSTRACT Advantages: Pneumoretinopexy is a surgical procedure in which expansile gas is used to close retinal breaks in management of Retinal Detachment (RD) and has a single surgery success rate of only 75%. Pneumoretinopexy has limitations that it cannot be done if breaks are inferior, if multiple breaks are...

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Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with no Detectable Breaks During Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment with no Detectable Breaks During Pars Plana Vitrectomy ABSTRACT Management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with no detectable breaks during pars plana vitrectomy Successful treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) mainly hinges on localizing and closing the causative the causative retinal tear(s). Though in most cases, localizing the retinal tear is usually feasible by...

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Is Intraoperative 360° Prophylactic Endolaser Photocoagulation Need in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment ?

Is Intraoperative 360° Prophylactic Endolaser Photocoagulation Need in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment ? ABSTRACT Purpose: The aim of this study was to demonstrate whether intraoperative 360° prophylactic endolaser photocoagulation is needed for the treatment of uncomplicated retinal detachment or not. Setting: This prospective, randomized, comparative and interventional study included 50 consecutive patients who...

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Tamponade Agent Selection in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Treatment

Tamponade Agent Selection in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Treatment ABSTRACT Aim: Optimization of the indications for use of various tamponade agents during surgical treatment of recurrences of retinal detachment, taking into account some social and technical factors. Materials & Methods: Anatomical and functional results of the treatment of retinal detachment recurrences were analyzed. Vitreous cavity revision with lower...

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Scleral Buckle with Variable Indentation as Treatment of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Scleral Buckle with Variable Indentation as Treatment of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment ABSTRACT This presentation shows the treatment of a series of clinical cases regarding patients affected by regmatogenous retinal detachment in which one or more breaks were identified. The purpose of this presentation is to describe and share the method we used to treat those cases. We have indeed modified the well know “encircling scleral...

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Comparative Analysis of Retinal Reattachment Surgery with or Without ILM Peeling to Prevent Post-op Macular Pucker

Comparative Analysis of Retinal Reattachment Surgery with or Without ILM Peeling to Prevent Post-op Macular Pucker ABSTRACT Purpose: To determine whether internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling during pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) reduces the incidence of epiretinal membrane (ERM) formation. Methods: In this retrospective study, preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative data from all eyes...

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Compliance of Systematic Reviews in Ophthalmology with the PRISMA Statement

Compliance of Systematic Reviews in Ophthalmology with the PRISMA Statement ABSTRACT Background / Aims: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are becoming increasingly important way of summarizing research evidence. Researches in ophthalmology may represent further challenges, due to their potential complexity in study design. The aim of our study was to determine the reporting quality of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in...

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CPAP and Vitreoretinal Surgery – Be Aware

CPAP and Vitreoretinal Surgery – Be Aware ABSTRACT Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic disorder that often requires lifelong care. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and weight loss are the cornerstones of therapy. The use of CPAP therapy has been associated with ocular complications such as dryness and irritation resulting from the air leak from the mask, a higher rate of bacterial conjunctivitis...

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A Novel Surgical Method to Treat Hypotony

A Novel Surgical Method to Treat Hypotony ABSTRACT Introduction: The treatment of ocular hypotonia depends on the underlying problem. No clinically useful medications are available that raise intraocular pressure (IOP).The anterior chamber may be filled with viscoelastic or a pars plana injection of viscoelastic, gas or silicone oil as a temporary solution. In cases of chronic ocular hypotony , an effective and permanent treatment method...

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Vitrectomy Under Air: Technique, Advantages & Disadvantages

Vitrectomy Under Air: Technique, Advantages & Disadvantages ABSTRACT Purpose: To describe and evaluate vitrectomy under air for a variety of vitreoretinal surgical indications in a non-randomized prospective interventional case series. Methods: After initial posterior vitreous detachment, (PVD) core vitrectomy, and early air-fluid exchange, the rest of the vitrectomy was performed under air. Visibility of the vitreous gel, field of...

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Vitrectomy for Simple Vitreous Bleeding – And What to Do Now ?

Vitrectomy for Simple Vitreous Bleeding – And What to Do Now ? ABSTRACT Bleeding in the vitreous cavity is a relatively common cause for reduction of visual acuity. There are several reasons for vitreous bleeding and most of them at the end require more or less complex surgical approach to restore the vision. I would like to present a case of seemingly uncomplicated vitreous bleeding which should have required a simple strait...

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First Surgical Option for Increased Scleral Thickness

First Surgical Option for Increased Scleral Thickness ABSTRACT Two patients with increased scleral thickness were successfully treated for their retinal detachment with external scleral flap windows technique. No posterior vitrectomy approach was needed. Uveal effusion and benign lymphoid hyperplasia were settled down by pathological anatomy. Scleral flap is an easy technique and well controlled surgical procedure. It should be considered...

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Late Cicatricial ROP: Should we Operate ?

Late Cicatricial ROP: Should we Operate ? ABSTRACT Purpose: To report our anatomical and functional results of vitreoretinal surgery in cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) patients. Methods: This is a retrospective, consecutive case series. 10 eyes of 9 patients presented with late sequel of cicatricial ROP, who had vitreoretinal surgery, were retrospectively reviewed. Anatomical and functional outcomes were...

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How to Treat Persistent Macular Edema After Successful Vitrectomy ?

How to Treat Persistent Macular Edema After Successful Vitrectomy ? ABSTRACT Before OCT era low vision after RD surgery was explained as a result of retinal damage. Now we can observe with ocular tomography that the main causes of the low vision due to retinal detachment are macular edema, retinal disorganization and atrophy. We analyze changes in 8 attached retinas. In all cases macular edema showed up during 6 month after surgery. We...

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Temperature Effect of Silicone Oil on the Anterior Segment in Vitrectomized Eyes

Temperature Effect of Silicone Oil on the Anterior Segment in Vitrectomized Eyes ABSTRACT Background: To evaluate the effect of silicone oil tamponade on the central corneal temperature using noncontact infrared thermometer (NCIT) in vitrectomized eyes. Methods: Sixty eyes of 60 patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy and intraocular silicone oil tamponade were enrolled in this prospective study. Central corneal temperatures were...

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Expulsive Hemorrhage During Penetrating Keratoplasty: A Strategy for Management. Video Presentation

Expulsive Hemorrhage During Penetrating Keratoplasty: A Strategy for Management. Video Presentation ABSTRACT We present a case of loss of the anterior chamber, forward projection of intraocular contents during placing the second suture of a corneal graft. Immediate management including forced placement of the second suture, an immediate pars plana stab with core vitrectomy, further deepening of the anterior chamber and placement of...

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Double Rectangular Scleral Mesh for Dislocated IOLs: A Closed Vitrectomy Approach

Double Rectangular Scleral Mesh for Dislocated IOLs: A Closed Vitrectomy Approach ABSTRACT Introduction: Dislocated IOLs months to years following IOL implantation represent a challenging entity. We present a new technique of ab interno approach to replace the IOLs in the sulcus following PPV. Materials & Methods: 5 cases of dislocated IOLs are presented. Age range from 8-50 years. All cases were myope with no capsular support....

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Transconjunctival Intrasceral IOL Fixation with a Modified Double-needle Technique Using a Posterior Segment Approach

Transconjunctival Intrasceral IOL Fixation with a Modified Double-needle Technique Using a Posterior Segment Approach ABSTRACT Purpose: To improve our technique of scleral fixating intraocular lenses by describing a modification of Shin Yamane’s double needle iol fixation technique that can be applied to posterior dislocated three piece lenses. Methods:   A complete ppv is perform. The three piece intraocular lens is then mobilized...

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Sutureless Scleral Fixation of Dislocated Rayner Type C-flex Broad Haptic Intra-Ocular Lenses Using Fibrin Glue-Possibility & Limitations

Sutureless Scleral Fixation of Dislocated Rayner Type C-flex Broad Haptic Intra-Ocular Lenses Using Fibrin Glue-Possibility & Limitations ABSTRACT Advantages: Rayner type C-flex broad haptic Intra-Ocular Lens is a commonly used lens in cataract surgery. Posterior dislocation of this Intra Ocular lens is an uncommon but serious complication of cataract surgery. This may occur intra-operatively or postoperatively due to large posterior...

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The Intraocular Use of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Controlling Intraoperative Bleeding During Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

The Intraocular Use of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Controlling Intraoperative Bleeding During Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy ABSTRACT Purpose: To observe the efficacy and safety of intraocular use of triamcinolone acetonide in controlling intraoperative bleeding during vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and to analyze the relative factors. Methods: We reviewed 25 patients (29 eyes) with severe...

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25 Gauge Diabetic Vitrectomy Outcomes with and Without 29 Gauge Twin Light Chandelier Endoillumination

25 Gauge Diabetic Vitrectomy Outcomes with and Without 29 Gauge Twin Light Chandelier Endoillumination ABSTRACT Purpose: To compare anatomical and visual outcomes of 25G vitreo-retinal surgery for diabetic tractional retinal detachments with and without 29G twin light chandelier endoillumination. Setting / Venue: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Methods: It was a...

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Subretinal Injections of BSS Combined with Vitrectomy and ILM Peeling in Diabetic Macular Edema

Subretinal Injections of BSS Combined with Vitrectomy and ILM Peeling in Diabetic Macular Edema ABSTRACT Purpose: To present results of a novel surgical technique in treatment naive diabetic macular oedema. Methods: Prospective interventional study. Core vitrectomy, posterior hyaloid detachment, trypan blue staining and ILM peeling were performed. Subretinal BSS injection followed. Results: 6 eyes of 6 patients were operated. Central...

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Diabetic Macular Edema: One Surgery or 30 Injections ?

Diabetic Macular Edema: One Surgery or 30 Injections ? ABSTRACT Diabetes is a disease whose incidence is increasing throughout the entire world. The most common cause of blindness of all the ocular complications of diabetes is macular edema. Today we have numerous treatment options to offer to the patient: corticosteroid and antiVEGF injections into the vitreous cavity as well as certain implants. While most of these medications are...

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DME Progression After Cataract Surgery: An Underestimated But Very Frequent Complication

DME Progression After Cataract Surgery: An Underestimated But Very Frequent Complication ABSTRACT DME can develop or worsen after cataract surgery in diabetic eyes, even in the absence of mild or advanced retinopathy, and in up to 56% of cases. Surgeons must be aware of this dramatic complication, that can easily and permanently vanish the potential benefit of surgery. CONTACT DETAILS Giacomo Panozzo Verona, Italy Email :...

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Comparison of Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Between Non-vitrectomized and Vitrectomized Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema: 2-year Results

Comparison of Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Between Non-vitrectomized and Vitrectomized Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema: 2-year Results ABSTRACT Aim: To compare the effectiveness of intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) for diabetic macular edema (DME) between eyes with and without previous vitrectomy. Materials & Methods: We retrospectively assessed the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central macular thickness (CMT) and total...

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A Novel Drug Delivery Route for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Acetonide Administration

A Novel Drug Delivery Route for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Acetonide Administration ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of of suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) for diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients were given suprachoroidal injection of 4mg TA for DME. Injection was performed with a 30G needle approximately 1mm...

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Slurry Kenalog: A Lower Cost, Quick and Easy Alternative for Long-term Intraocular Steroid Delivery

Slurry Kenalog: A Lower Cost, Quick and Easy Alternative for Long-term Intraocular Steroid Delivery ABSTRACT Objective: Slurry Kenalog (centrifuge concentrated triamcinolone acetonide 40mg/0.1ml) is an easily reproducible, safe and cost effective alternative to long term intraocular steroid delivery. PURPOSE: To demonstrate the safety, efficacy and viability of centrifuged intravitreal Slurry Kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) to...

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Intravitreal Ocriplasmin in DME with Vitreomacular Adhesion in Eyes with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Intravitreal Ocriplasmin in DME with Vitreomacular Adhesion in Eyes with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of a single intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin (125 µg) in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) and focal or loose broad vitreomacular adhesion/traction (VMA) in cases where proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) was present and to compare these results with those obtained in eyes...

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Intravitreal Implants for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema in Vitrectomized Patients

Intravitreal Implants for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema in Vitrectomized Patients ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate and compare the functional, anatomical and safety response after the long-acting intravitreal sustained release fluocinolone acetonide (FAc) implant (0.2 µg/day, ILUVIEN®) and dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex® 0.7 mg) in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) in vitrectomized eyes. Setting: Department of...

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DRCR Trials

DRCR Trials ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS   Ron Adelman New Haven, CT, USA Email:...

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Intravitreal Decorin as an Adjuvant Therapy to Prevent Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Perforating Injuries: A Pilot Study

Intravitreal Decorin as an Adjuvant Therapy to Prevent Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Perforating Injuries: A Pilot Study ABSTRACT Purpose: To determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of human recombinant decorin protein, a transforming growth factor ß (TGFß) inhibitor in preventing proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in patients with perforating globe injuries. Methods: This is a prospective, single-center,...

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Treatment of Post-traumatic Hypotony Related to Cyclodialysis Cleft: Our Experience in Two Cases

Treatment of Post-traumatic Hypotony Related to Cyclodialysis Cleft: Our Experience in Two Cases ABSTRACT The Authors present two different surgical approaches in the treatment of hypotony following post-traumatic cyclodyalisis clefts. Cyclodialysis cleft is a rare post-traumatic complication, often difficult to treat, in spite of multiple surgeries. Case reports: A 29 YO male patient developed cyclodialysis cleft after a penetrating...

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Vitrectomy Combined with Continuous Intraocular Injection of Silicone Oil in the Treatment of Early Atrophy of Eyeball

Vitrectomy Combined with Continuous Intraocular Injection of Silicone Oil in the Treatment of Early Atrophy of Eyeball ABSTRACT Objective: To observe and evaluate continuous intraocular injection of silicone oil in treating early atrophy of eyeball. Methods: Compared the pre- and postoperative changes of 5 atrophy eyeball eyes in intraocular pressure,visual activity,axial length and CT scan. All the 5 eyes (5...

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Increase Intraocular Pressure with Trabecular Meshwork Photocoagulation: To Treat or Prevent Hypotony

Increase Intraocular Pressure with Trabecular Meshwork Photocoagulation: To Treat or Prevent Hypotony ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate the effect of trabecular meshwork photocoagulation (TMP) in elevation of intraocular pressure to treat or prevent hypotony. Methods: The IOP change of fourteen hypotonic eyes (or about to be hypotonic after silicon oil removal) in fourteen cases was retrospectively analyzed after TMP. Thirteen eyes of them...

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Intraocular Foreign Body Related Endophthalmitis: The Second-look Vitrectomy

Intraocular Foreign Body Related Endophthalmitis: The Second-look Vitrectomy ABSTRACT The management of endophthalmitis associated with retained IOFB is always challenging. With the improvement in surgical techniques, even more eyes are being saved. Visual prognosis is affected by the complexity of confluent factors such as inflammation and features of the foreign body. Furthermore, it also depends on the surgery approach, often difficult...

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Extraction of Intraocular Cilia During Endoscope-Assisted Vitrectomy in 13 Eyes

Extraction of Intraocular Cilia During Endoscope-Assisted Vitrectomy in 13 Eyes ABSTRACT Purpose: To analysis the value of ocular endoscopy in detecting and extracting of intraocular cilia during vitrectomy. Methods: Retrospectively analyze the location and extraction of 31 intraocular cilia in 14 ruptured/penetrated eyes during endoscope assisted vitrectomy, which were undetectable by CT or B-ultrasound before the operation. The corneas...

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Phacoemulsification, Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Metallic Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Through Sclerocorneal Tunnel, Using a Novel Magnet Handshake Technique

Phacoemulsification, Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Metallic Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Through Sclerocorneal Tunnel, Using a Novel Magnet Handshake Technique ABSTRACT Introduction: Intraocular foreign bodies are significantly associated with penetrating injury in 14% to 45% and are important cause for visual loss in young males. Lens injury is not uncommon in these patients. These selected cases have been managed by combined...

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The Claw – A Novel Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Forceps

The Claw – A Novel Intraocular Foreign Body Removal Forceps ABSTRACT Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) have been reported in upto 40% cases of penetrating globe injuries. Removal of large irregular or spherical shaped & non-metallic or non-magnetic IOFBs is challenging in many cases. We introduce a forceps with retractable claw shaped prongs that can be used in such challenging case scenarios. The intrument consists of handle...

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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 the...

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19:30 Gala Dinner at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti

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17:30 – 18:15 General Assembly

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15:40 – 16:15 Afternoon Break

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12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

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10:20 – 11:00 Morning Break

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Intraoperative Microscope-integrated Optical Coherence Tomography for Subretinal Gene Therapy Delivery

Intraoperative Microscope-integrated Optical Coherence Tomography for Subretinal Gene Therapy Delivery ABSTRACT Purpose: To report the novel use of microscope-integrated optical coherence tomography (MIOCT) as an adjunct to delivery of subretinal gene therapy. Setting: The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, USA Methods: The MIOCT was used intraoperatively during subretinal injections of adeno-associated viral serotype 2 vector (AAV2)...

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Stem Cell Therapy for Retinal Disorders: Generation of Human RPE from Skin Biopsies of AMD Patients

Stem Cell Therapy for Retinal Disorders: Generation of Human RPE from Skin Biopsies of AMD Patients ABSTRACT Purpose: Retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) derived from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells is a promising source of cells for the replacement of degenerated RPE in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as use of patient-specific iPS will avoid the issue of graft rejection. Here we demonstrate that iPS can...

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Long-term Outcomes of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Transplantation for Retinal Degeneration from Two Phase I/II Trials

Long-term Outcomes of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Transplantation for Retinal Degeneration from Two Phase I/II Trials ABSTRACT Purpose: To summarize long-term safety data and clinical outcomes of two prospective phase I/II studies assessing safety and tolerability of human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) derived retinal pigment epithelial (MA09-hRPE) cell transplantation in patients with atrophic...

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Difficulties of Surgical Procedure During Experimental Transplantation of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells in a Large Animal Model

Difficulties of Surgical Procedure During Experimental Transplantation of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells in a Large Animal Model ABSTRACT Purpose: To report surgical difficulties during experimental transplantation of retinal pigmented epithelial cells in subretinal space on eyes of large animal model using nanofibers scaffold and injector. Methods: Six eyes of minipigs underwent standard 3-port 23 G PPV. Implantation of nanofibers...

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An Introduction to RPE Transplantation

An Introduction to RPE Transplantation ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS   Ron Adelman New Haven, CT, USA Email:...

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Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa – Results of the First Four Patients

Argus II Epiretinal Prosthesis System Implantation in End-stage Retinitis Pigmentosa – Results of the First Four Patients ABSTRACT Purpose: Argus II Epiretinal prosthesis system implantation is indicated in patients older tha 25-yers of age with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa with bilateral vision of hand motion, or light perception only. In this study our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Argus II Retinal...

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Vitreoretinal Interface Disorders

Vitreoretinal Interface Disorders Pathogenesis of Vitreoretinal Disorders (The Anomalous PVD): 5 min. by Hassan Mortada Epimacular Membranes: 12 min. by Hassan Mortada Lamellar Macular Hole: 12 min. by Jerzy Nawrocki Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome: 12 min. by Hassan Mortada Idiopathic Macular Hole: 12 min. by Jerzy Nawrocki Discussion 7 min. CONTACT DETAILS Hassan Mortada Cairo, Egypt Email: has.mortada@gmail.com Cell Phone:...

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Complete Visual Recovery After Erythropoietin (EPO) IVT Realized 48 Hours Post Central Ischemic Retinal Venous Occlusion: A Full Documented Case Report

Complete Visual Recovery After Erythropoietin (EPO) IVT Realized 48 Hours Post Central Ischemic Retinal  Venous Occlusion: A Full Documented Case Report ABSTRACT We report here the case of a 59-year-old male patient with a stabilized hemochromatosis, victim of Ischemic Central Retinal Venous Occlusion (ICRVO) involvement of the right eye. The ischemic nature and absence of stasis have challenged the anti-VEGF treatment. A treatment...

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Modified Photodynamic Therapy for Management of Juxta-Papillary Capillary Hemangioma

Modified Photodynamic Therapy for Management of Juxta-Papillary Capillary Hemangioma ABSTRACT Juxta-Papillary Capillary Hemangiomas are angiomatous hamartoma occurring sporadically or in association with Von-Hippel Lindau Disease. Progressive visual loss is seen in 65% of eyes with Juxta-Papillary Capillary Hemangioma. Treatment is indicated when Juxta-Papillary Capillary Hemangioma is associated with macular edema, tractional retinal...

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Relja Zivojnovic Award Lecture – Vitrectomy and Endophthalmitis

Relja Zivojnovic Award Lecture – Vitrectomy and Endophthalmitis ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS Harry W. Flynn, Jr., M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology The J. Donald M. Gass Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute UHealth – University of Miami Health System Office: +13053266118 Email:...

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Review of Uveitis for Retina Specialists

Review of Uveitis for Retina Specialists ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS C. Stephen Foster, M.D. Founder and President Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution 1440 Main St, Suite 201 Waltham, MA, 02451 Telephone: +17818916377 Email:...

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