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Painless, Comfortable and Successful – 27 G Sutureles Vitrectomy and Topic Anesthesia in Tractional Retinal Detachment

Jolanta Oficjalska, Joanna Adamiec-Mroczek, Bożena Gołębiowska (Wroclaw, Poland) Tractional retinal detachment is a common cause of blindness in the working-aged population. Therefore it is important to develop new effective surgical procedures, which would enable a quick return to professional work. We present 53-year-old female with decreased visual acuity from tractional retinal detachment. The patient underwent 27-gauge sutureless...

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Surgical Treatment of Late Onset Tractional RD of Regressed Retinopathy of Prematury

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Rate of Vitrectomy in the Fellow Eye of Patients Undergoing Primary Diabetic Vitrectomy

Ashish G. Sharma, MD (Detroit, MI), Dean Eliott, MD (Los Angeles, CAI) PURPOSE: To determine the incidence and timing of fellow eye vitrectomy in patients undergoing primary diabetic vitrectomy. METHODS: A retrospective study was done on 351 consecutive patients who underwent primary diabetic vitrectomy by one vitreoretinal surgeon at the Kresge Eye Institute. Patients were followed for an average of two years. The primary vitrectomies were...

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Evaluation of Air as a Retinal Tamponade During Vitrectomy in Eyes with Diabetic Tractional or Combined Tractional Rhegmatogenous Detachment

Ashraf Shaarawy, MD (Alexandria, Egypt) PURPOSE: To determine wether air is an efficient retinal tamponade to treat either iatrogenic or rhegmatogenous breaks during diabetic vitrectomy.Air has a short duration of retinal tamponade. However, the use of intravitreal triamcinilone(TAAC) and intraoperative BIOM had improved our ability to completely remove the posterior hyaloid,vitreoschisis and fibrovascular proliferation and all the exerted...

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Diabetic Traction Detachment Treated with Bimanual 25g Sutureless Surgery (Is Silicon Oil Necessary?)

Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, MD (Thessaloniki, Greece), Ifigenia Panidou (Thessaloniki, Greece), Elie Fantel (Thessaloniki, Greece), Apostolos Reptsis (Thessaloniki, Greece), Dimitris Kirodimos (Thessaloniki, Greece), Nikoletta Leventi (Thessaloniki, Greece) PURPOSE: Traction diabetic retina detachments and especially the table tops with the attached vitreous have the higher incidence of iatrogenic retina tears that reduce the rate of success...

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Retinal Incarceration Associated with Open Globe Injuries

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/Retinal-Incarceration-Associated-with-Open-Globe-Injuries.flv Giampaolo Gini, MD (Prato, Italy) SYNOPSIS A frequent cause for retinal detachment occur-ring in open globe injuries is retinal incarceration. The boundary between which cases are operable and which are not has been moved forward as new surgical tech-niques and materials have become available through the years. Aim of this video is to...

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