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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...

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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...

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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...

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