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Bleb-like Syndrome After Sclera Buckle Surgery for Retinal Detachment

Maria Chiara Freno*, Maurizio Mete, Grazia Pertile (Negrar, Italy) Background: Small bleb-like subretinal lesions (bleb-like syndrome) have been shown to be a relatively common finding after scleral buckling (SB) for retinal detachment (RD), while it is very uncommon after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Although bleb-like lesions were previously reported as small pigment epithelium detachment, OCT has demonstrated that they are small focal...

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How to Minimize Scleral Buckling Complications?

Frank Becquet, Jean-Fran├žois Le Rouic, Didier Ducournau (Nantes, France) Purpose: To evaluate the use, tolerance and complications of episcleral implants in retinal detachment surgery. Methods: A review was carried out on the medical reports of 2155 patients with a single surgical procedure (cryotherapy and scleral buckling) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment that were operated on by three surgeons (Frank Becquet, Jean-Fran├žois Le...

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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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The Frequency of Silicone Oil Induced Glaucoma After Pars Plana Vitrectomy

A. Sergienko, L. Lytvynchuk, I. Kozlovska, Galina Y. Lavrenchuk, O. Fylypchuk, V. Siriachenko (Kyiv, Ukraine) Advantages: To evaluate the incidence of secondary glaucoma after pars plana vitrectomy due to silicon oil emulsification in different terms of endotamponade and to study the efficacy of trabeculectomy in refractory cases to medical treatment. Methods: Sixty-four (64) patients with different duration of silicon oil endotamponade...

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Recurrent Retinal Detachment in Silicone Oil Filled Eyes

Hassan Mortada (Cairo, Egypt) Advantages: Recurrent RD in silicone oil filled eyes may occur early due to persistent retinal traction not adequately relieved or missed breaks, or late due to reproliferation. The aim of the present study is to describe the pathogenesis and management of recurrent Rd, following vitrectomy and silicone oil tamponade in eyes with RRD complicated with PVR. Methods: 180 silicone oil filled eyes, with recurrent...

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Retinal Redetachment After Silicone Oil Removal

Silvia Bopp (Bremen, Germany) Advantages: To address the problem of retinal redetachments after silicone oil removal in eyes that had undergone vitreous surgery with silicone oil tamponade for complicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Methods: Retrospective chart review of 73 patients who had vitrectomy / silicone oil tamponade and consecutive oil removal between 2007-2010. Data...

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