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The Effect of Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Agents on Peripheral Wound Healing in a Rabbit Mode

JB Christoforidis, R Ricketts, C Pratt, J Wang, A Jiang, H Herce, K LaPerle (Columbus, OH, USA) Advantages: To investigate the effect of intravitreal pegaptanib, bevacizumab and ranibizumab on blood vessel formation during cutaneous wound healing in a rabbit model and to compare this effect to placebo controls. Methods: Forty New Zealand white rabbits underwent full thickness cutaneous wounds using standard 6mm dermatologic punch biopsies....

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Vitreoretinal Surgery Using Temporary Keratoprosthesis

G. Levitska, S. Yakimenko, S. Rodin, T. Haydamaka (Ukraine) We are presenting four cases of successful vitrectomy using temporary keratoprosthesis. Case 1. Male, 37 years. Cornea opacity in result of chemical burn, RRD, PVR CA 12, subretinal fibrosis. Case 2. Male, 73 years. Epithelial-endothelial dystrophy of cornea, recurrence RD after scleral buckling, pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with gas tamponade, PPV with silicon oil tamponade,...

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Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Temporary Keratoprosthesis and Combined Penetrating Keratoplasty

Ziya Kapran, Nur Acar, Yaprak Banu Unver (Istanbul, Turkey) In eyes with severe corneal opacity that precludes pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), temporary keratoprosthesis is a very useful tool in the OR.In this video PPV with using a temporary keratoprosthesis combined with a penetrating keratoplasty is. This technique allows vitrectomy in a closed system. With the help of this technique eyes can be operated timely, which may save eyes from...

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Treatment of Retinal Detachment in Osteo-odonto Keratoprosthesis (OOKP)

Cesare Forlini, Adriana Bratu, Matteo Forlini, Paolo Rossini, (Ravenna, Italy) The patient of this video was a 21 years old male with an uncertain clinical history of bilateral congenital cataract extraction and multiple surgeries for retinal detachment. One eye was enucleated for bulbar phtisis. His only eye underwent an OOKP implant according to Falcinelli for a corneal decompensation and was not amenable for an ulterior PK. The patient...

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Outcome of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Penetrating Keratoplasty Using Temporary Keratoprosthesis

Ziya Kapran*, Yaprak Banu Ünver, Nur Acar, Yapar Küçüksümer (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To evaluate surgical outcomes using a temporary intraoperative keratoprosthesis (KP) in patients undergoing combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed chart of patients in whom a temporary keratoprosthesis was used between 2001and 2011. Only patients with more than 6 months...

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Pintucci’s Keratoprosthesis: an Interrupted History, a Completed Path, a Battle that Goes On…

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2009/videos/CesareForlini_VP6_768K.flv Authors: Cesare Forlini, Matteo Forlini, Paolo Rossini, Ravenna, Italy The video shows the case of a 54 y/o monocular female patient, with the only eye already having undergone Pintucci Keratoprosthesis (KP) implantation. The patient previously had multiple surgeries for retinal detachement following an endophthalmitis caused by Candida; the visual acuity on admission was...

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