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Endoscopy in Vitreoretinal Surgery: The Limits of the Invisible

Last few years in the life of vitreoretinal surgeon a remarkable dynamics has been observed. Many technical advantages make the war of gauges -20G vs 23G, 25G, 27G, 30G. The evolution of diagnostic tools expand the indications for surgery. The goal of our presentation is to present the possibilities and the advantages of usage of endoscope for observation, illumination and treatment in term of retinal surgery. Contact Details: Email:...

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The Endoscopic Way for Vitreoretinal Disease

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Advantages: To show the advantages of the use of an endoscope in various pathologies concerning the eye ball. Endoscopy represents the vision from the inside towards the outside, a completely new vision. Endoscopy is fundamental in the case of opacity of the optic system, but it can be used also in case of transparent optics to...

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Comparative Evaluation of Two Wide Angle Viewing Systems for Retinoblastoma in Pediatric Age Group

Media not available due to technical recording problems. EVRS is very sorry for the inconvenience.   Purpose: To evaluate Optos Wide angle fundus photography (OWAFF) in evaluation and further management of pediatric age group with retinoblastoma. Methods: 15 Patients previously treated and managed at the EyeWorld Hospital were evaluated. Age ranged from 3- 7 years. Fundus photos were taken with Optos 200Tx, and compared to Retcam...

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A Pleading for Combined Use of Endoscopy and Conventional Lenses in the Treatment of Complex RD

Jean-François Le Rouic (Nantes, France) Purpose: The treatment of complex retinal detachments requires a meticulous dissection of both the posterior and the peripheral fundus. Despite intraoperative scleral depression, the access of the peripheral fundus is sometimes hindered by poor dilatation and anterior segment media opacification. The visualization of the peripheral fundus with intraocular endoscopy does not depend of these factors....

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Malyugin Ring and Vitrectomy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/videos/DaliborCholevik_VP6_768K.flv Dalibor Cholevik, Jan Nemcansky, Petr Masek (Ostrava, Czech Republic) Advantages: To enhance visibility during vitrectomy in patients with small pupil. Methods: Malyugin ring has been widely used in anterior segment surgery to assist small pupil surgery. We have been using Malyugin expander in vitrectomies since 2008 and we present use of Malyugin ring in 3 patients with...

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Viewing and Illumination of the Vitreous Base

Author: Anselm Jünemann, Erlangen, Germany Problem: Complete vitrectomy at the vitreous base is a precondition for successful vitreoretinal surgery. Controlled and save shaving of the vitreous base requires sufficient illumination and indentation for viewing. Using conventional illumination indentation has to be performed by an assistant. Approach: There are different approaches to achieve the visualisation of the vitreous base. The...

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