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Intravitreal Preservative-free Triamcinolone (MaQaid) for Chromovitrectomy

This film is to introduce preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide (MaQaid, Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) assisted membranectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM) and macular hole (MH) surgery. Standardized 25-gauge trans pars planavitrectomy (TPPV) and membranectomy ± internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling was performed by a single surgeon in eyes with ERM; ILM peeling was not attempted unless the ILM was peeled with...

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Reverse Triamcinolone Staining for ILM Peeling

In this video, we will see how reverse triamcinolone acetonide (TA) staining can be used to make internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, easier and safer. The ILM is the layer that borders the vitreous body and the retina, and also the basement membrane for the muller cells. It functions as the foothold for cell reproduction and is involved in macular diseases, such as epiretinal membrane or vitreo- macular traction. The expected...

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ILM Peeling with and Without Adjunctive Triamcinolone – Did the ME Study Make a Difference ?

Background: Before the EVRTS-Meeting in Dresden 2012 we always used adjunctive Triamcinolone at the end of epiretinal membrane surgery with ILM-peeling, thinking, that this would reduce postoperative macular edema. However, in reaction to the results of the ME-Study, published in Dresden in 2012 which suggest that cortisone hinders the edema-lowering effect of ILM-peeling, we discontinued the use of adjunctive Triamcinolone in all cases...

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Duration of Effect of Triamcinolone Intravitreal Injection in Previously Vitrectomized Eyes

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Advantages: Triamcinolone acetonide is a corticosteroid used in the treatment of macular edema of different etiologies. To the best of our knowledge, the duration of effect of this therapy has not been described in previously vitrectomized eyes. Methods: Retrospective, descriptive, non-comparative study including eyes that underwent 23G...

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Dexamethasone Implant in Pseudophakic CME

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Jesus Zarallo Gallardo Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema is a condition presenting after complicated or even uncomplicated cataract surgery. Although it can be subclinic in many cases and self-limited, sometimes it is a recalcitrant disease that limits the results of an otherwise perfect surgery. The therapeutical options for this edema include oral acetazolamide, sub-Tenon corticosteroid injection, intravitreal...

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Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for Exudative RD Secondary to Primary Breast Cancer

Purpose: To report the effectiveness of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) in treating exudative retinal detachement secondary to primary breast cancer. Method: A women with 45 years old with serous retinal detachment and a current history of metastasis in lungs and due to breast cancer was treated with two dexamethasone implants. Best corrected visual acuity, ophthalmoscopy and OCT were performed before and after...

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