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A Dramatic Complication After Idiopathic MH Surgery: Retinal Phototoxicity

Poster 1 Joaquin Castro Navarro Advantages: To report three cases of retinal phototoxicity caused by Xenon light during idiopathic macular hole surgery. Methods: Three eyes (3 patients), two females and one male with idiopathic macular hole, underwent three-port pars plana vitrectomy (Accurus, ALCON, Fort Worth, Tx, EUA) with internal limiting membrane peeling and fluid-gas exchange and fluid-gas exchange (C3F8) due to the presence of an...

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The Effect of Blue Light on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

Kourous A. Rezai, MD (Harvey, IL), Kasra Attaran Rezaei, MD (Chicago, IL), Elzbietta Gasyna, MS (Chicago, IL), Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD (Chicago, IL) PURPOSE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in AMD. Further it has been suggested that exposure to blue light may also affect the progression of AMD. In this study we analyzed the effect of blue light on the production of VEGF in human retinal pigment epithelial...

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Surgical Slit Lamp Advantages for Macular Surgery

Didier Ducournau Numerous advantages are provided by using the slit microscope and tilted five to seven degrees from the axis. The fact that the surgeon’s second hand is free, allowing him to stabilise forceps, enables a better precision. The fact the light is close to the axis increases the membrane reflex visualisation. The two advantages allow the surgeon not to use colouring agents. This decreases the global price of the procedure...

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