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Short Term Functional and Anatomic Changes after 25G Vitreoretinal Surgery for Epiretinal Macular Membranes (ERM)

F. Boscia, C. Furino, N. Cardascia, L. Sborgia, N. Recchimurzo, C. Sborgia Purpose: To evaluate immediate and short term functional and anatomic changes of using the 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (25G-PPV) for epiretinal macular membranes (ERM). Methods: Prospective study of a consecutive interventional case series. Ten eyes of 10 phakic patients with idiopathic ERM and clear media underwent 25G-PPV and ERM removal with indocyanine-green...

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Internal Limiting Membrane (ILM)-Peeling with Indocyanine Green (ICG) or Trypan Blue in Macular Hole Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Trial

H. Hoerauf, J. Beutel, G. Dahmen, A. Ziegler, H. Laqua Purpose: To investigate the influence of indocyanine green (ICG) or Trypanblue (TB) for ILM removal on visual and anatomical outcome in macular hole surgery. Patients and Methods: 40 patients with idiopathic macular holes stages II-IV underwent pars plana vitrectomy with ILM-delamination. The patients were randomly devided into group I (20 patients) using 0.2 ml of ICG solution (0.05%...

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The Use of Trypan Blue for the Staining of the ILM. Why not?

V. Ferrara, D. Battistello, V. Belloli Purpose: The peeling of the Internal Limiting Membrane (ILM) has became a common step in macular surgery in almost all macular surface surgeries. Indocyanine Green (ICG) still remains the most used dye for facilitating the maneuver. Nevertheless, the are several evidences of toxicity occurred after its use. Since almost two years a new colorant (Trypan Blue) has been introduced in the market to stain...

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Vitreoretinal Surgery for Epiretinal Membranes (ERM)

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Vitreoretinal-Surgery-for-Epiretinal-Membranes-(ERM).flv N. Acar, Y. B. Ünver, M. Çakır, Z. Kapran, T. Altan, Z. Bayraktar, Z. Kayaarası Idiopathic epiretinal membranes leads to vision loss due to macula edema, dense membrane over the fovea or sensory foveal elevation. In secondary ERMs other retinal pathologies contribute to the vision loss. Increase in visual acuity is achieved with pars plana...

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Visualization Aids in VR Interface Disorders: What Does the Staining Pattern Tell Us?

S. Bopp Purpose: To present different staining patterns in various macular diseases and discuss their significance with respect to the underlying pathology. Introduction: Ophthalmoscopically, many cases designed for macular surgery show subtle clinical findings that may be difficult to interpret. OCT has shown to be a valuable tool in planning the surgical strategy, and visualization aids allow meticulous surgery in...

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