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EVRS Floaters Study – The EVRS Floaters Study Results

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EVRS Floaters Study – Review of Literature

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Clinical Outcomes and Safety of Nd-YAG Laser Vitreolysis for Symptomatic Vitreous Floaters

SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2016_Clinical Outcomes and Safety of Nd-YAG Laser Vitreolysis for Symptomatic Vitreous Floaters Seong Joo Shin Purpose: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of Nd:YAG laser vitreolysis for symptomatic vitreous floaters. Methods: This was prospective interventional study of 42 eyes of 42 patients with symptomatic floaters lasting more than 6 months. The vitreous floaters were photodisrupted with Ultra Q Reflex...

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My Strategy for Floaters

People know that. I’m the first to fight against vitrectomy in a detachment without PVD, to fight against combined surgery when we can avoid it, or to call for a minimal vitrectomy in macular surgery as my concern is always to provoke the minimum trauma; but I am performing 10 to 15 vitrectomies per year for floaters and this can appear paradoxical. I have 2 indications Professional indications: a commercial traveler who cannot drive his...

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Our Experience in Treating Floaters

Treatment for symptomatic floaters range from floater reduction using laser strategies to full vitrectomy necessitating a surgical PVD. Furthermore, patient’s individual perceptions of vitreous opacities differ significantly, and therefore treatment strategies must respect their expectations. A subgroup of patients suffers heavily and is almost not able to continue normal daily life or work, although floaters are hardly detectable by...

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Vitrectomy for Floaters – Risks versus Benefits

Purpose: To review the outcome of small gauge vitrectomy for symptomatic floaters and compare risks versus benefits. Background: Floaters can be a symptomatic condition due to partial liquefaction of vitreous gel or accumulation of opacities in vitreous. Patients may complain of a variety of visual symptoms, which can be potentially disabling. This phenomenon may or may not be associated with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) which is...

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My Strategy for Floaters

Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) provides the most effective treatment for floaters as it offers a definitive cure with complete resolution of symptoms. However, this procedure is invasive with the possibility of complications such as endophthalmitis, retinal tears and detachments, cataract formation, glaucoma, vitreoretinal hemorrhage, and macular edema . Therefore, it is important to only advocate vitrectomy to cure floaters for patients who...

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Vitreous Floaters Not Only in Young Anxious Engineers

Advantages: 1. Vitrectomy helps in all kinds of vitreous opacities. 2. We broke the concept that the typical patient with vitreous floaters is a young anxious engineer. Methods: We analyzed 83 eyes of 63 patients who underwent vitrectomy for vitreous floaters (asteroid hyalosis, PVD, and floaters only) between 2010 and 2015. 47 were male, 36 female eyes. Their mean age was 60 years, ranging from 22 to 82; the median was 61. The mean...

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Floaters Surgery

Vitreous floaters could result from vitreous seneresis or as result of vitreoretinal diseases such as intraocular inflammation or vitreous haemorrhage. In the absence of associated vitreoretinal disease, most patients with vitreous seneresis- related floaters learn to live with their symptoms. However, surgery is justifiable in some patients whose quality of vision is compromised because of significant floaters. It is important to carefully...

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Photoreceptors Exhibit Optical Fiber Property Due to Physical Properties, Including Their Shapes, Diameters and Indices of Refraction

Photoreceptors exhibit optical fiber property due to physical properties, including their shapes, diameters and indices of refraction. Because of their wave-guiding properties, visual perception of light is weakened by the obliquity of the incident rays. Light rays passing through the centre of the pupil appear brighter than peripheral rays. This phenomenon is called the Stiles-Crawford effect. In an emmetropic eye, every wave front related...

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Persisting Floaters: is Vitrectomy the Solution?

Authors: M. Feraoun, I. Hubert, R. Ouled Moussa, Jean-Paul Berrod, Nancy, France Advantages: There is a strong need for an effective treatment for patients suffering from persisting floaters with an altered visual function and a reduced quality of life. Vitrectomy is a treatment allowing a nearly complete removal of floaters. Methods: Patients underwent a three-port pars plana vitrectomy performed under local anesthesia using a panoramic...

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment Induced by Plasmin Enzyme During Surgery

Claudio Azzolini, MD, Matteo Prati, MD, Marco Codenotti, MD, Gisella Maestranzi, MD, Armando D’Angelo, Patrizia Della Valle Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of autologous plasmin enzyme in inducing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Methods: 30 eyes of 29 patients (group 1) with different vitreoretinal diseases were considered. All eyes received immediately before vitreoretinal surgery an intravitreal injection of different...

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