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Advanced PDR: Surgical Approach

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Methods: Preoperative Avastin 24 hours Always Bimanual approach For dissection I use: a 23G vitreous cutter, Scissors, Fashioned 23G Pick. I use the lower temporal trocar sometimes- in cases with dense fibrovascular proliferations in the upper retina. the working trocars in these cases are the lower temporal and upper nasal The membrane...

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PDR : Small Gauge Vitrectomy For Complex Cases

Advantages: Small-Gauge transconjunctival Vitrectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique. The recent advances in instrumentation have helped to improve the safety and efficacy of surgical technique for Diabetic Retinopathy for Complex Cases. Methods: The video we present, highlights the various spectrum of surgical techniques we can use to treat severe Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. The video shows our experience and the...

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Small-gauge Endodiathermy Probe As An Aid to Elevate Tractional Membranes in eyes with Diabetic Traction Retinal Detachment

Purpose: Diabetic traction detachment (DTRD) can differ in severity. Systemic control and medication is very important and may play a role in intraoperative and postoperative follow-up. One important complication during surgery is bleeding; when this cannot be controlled effectively during pars plana vitrectomy, it can cause difficulty in membrane dissection, and even complicate the procedure with retinal tear formation. Preoperative...

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Comparison of Clinical Outcomes of 25 and 23 Gauge Vitrectomy for PDR

Poster Mehmet Onen Purpose: To compare anatomical and functional outcomes of 25 gauge and 23 gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) for treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Methods: Retrospective review of 81 consecutive eyes from 81 patients undergoing 25 gauge and 23 gauge TSV with a minimum of 6-month follow-up (vitreous hemorrhage (VH), n=51; tractional retinal detachment (TRD), n=30). Vitrectomy was...

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Clinical Outcomes According to Silicone Oil Removal Timing in PDR

Advantages: To evaluate the visual prognosis and the occurrence of complications after different terms of silicone oil removal (SOR) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Methods: 21 patients who underwent SOR less than 3 months and 12 patients more than 6 months were included in this retrospective study. The length of silicone oil retention in the eye, visual acuity (VA) and intraocular pressure (IOP) prior to the SOR procedure...

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The Appropriate Timing of Pars Plana Vitrectomy After Pretreatment with Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16b54h Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate timing of pars plana vitrectomy after pretreatment with intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy using histopathological examination of epiretinal membrane biopsies. Material & Methods: This prospective study was conducted in Maghrabi Eye Hospital & Kuwait University Hospital, Sana, between...

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