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Vitreous Opacities & Retinal Amyloid Microangiopathy in Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy

Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is an inherited disorder with autosomal dominant transmission, characterized by systemic extracellular accumulation of amyloid fibrils. The peripheral nervous system and the heart are the main target organs, but the eye may also be involved. The most common type of FAP is related to transthyretin (TTR) and Portugal is an endemic country for FAP TTR Val30Met.TTR is mainly produced by the liver, but a...

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Surgical Management of Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous

Poster 2 Salim Ben Yahia Advantages: To evaluate the outcome of surgical management of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Retrospective study including 3 eyes of 3 children with unilateral persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Patients were aged 6 years, 4 years, and 2 years respectively. Patients underwent Cataract extraction combined with vitrectomy and removal of embryonic remnants. Intraocular lenses were implanted...

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Modified Vortex Vein Decompression in Idiopathic Ciliochoroidal Effusion

Introduction: Idiopathic ciliochoroidal effusion is a specific pathological entity with abnormal thickened sclera resulting in significant exudative retinal detachment. Methods: 4 cases of idiopathic ciliochoroidal effusion presented with total exudative retinal detachment. Modified vortex vein decompression was performed. Effectiveness / Safety: Flattening of the retina was achieved in all cases. There were no ocular...

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Spontaneous Resolution of Serous Retinal Detachment in a Patient with Congenital Retinal Macrovessel

Francisco J. Ascaso, Esther Nuñez, Laura Lavilla, María A. Del Buey, José A. Cristóbal (Zaragoza, Spain) Advantages: Macular neurosensory retinal detachments (RD) that present in an atypical fashion constitute a diagnostic challenge to retinal specialists. We recommend observation when they are associated with a congenital retinal macrovessel (CRM). Fluorescein angiography (FA) proves to be valuable in establishing a definitive...

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Nanophthalmic Exudative Retinal Detachment

Satyen Deka, H Bhattacharjee, H Deka, M J Barman, S M Das (Guwahati, India) Advantages: Currently the only treatment option for exudative RD in nanophthalmic eye is surgical (Scleral Resection) with guarded visual prognosis. Intravitreal bevacizumab is a less invasive and safe treatment used for multiple retinal vascular/inflammatory diseases to treat the macular edema, the mode of action of which is through blockage of VEGF mediated...

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Management of Exudative Retinal Detachment Following Surgery in Nanophthalmic Eyes

Frank Becquet, Jean-François Le Rouic, Didier Ducournau (Nantes, France) Purpose: To report three cases of nanophthalmic uveal effusion syndrome with exudative retinal detachment after intraocular surgery. Methods: Three patients were referred to us with a persistent exudative retinal detachment after intraocular surgery (surgery of glaucoma in two cases and cataract in one case). Sclerectomy and vortex vein decompression were performed...

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