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Dan Călugăru, Mihai Călugăru, Chabi El Ghali
Purpose: To report the case of a 39-year-old man with bilateral Eales disease. Methods: The clinical, angiographic, and ultrasonographic evaluations of the patient were thoroughly and specifically carried out. Results: The treatment consisted of pars plana vitrectomy and endolaser treatment at the time of surgery to the left eye and laser scatter retinal photocoagulation to the right eye. Postoperatively, the visual acuity improved at 20/ 20 to the left eye...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Nimesh A Patel, Diana Laura, Kimberly D Tran, Stanley Chang, Gaetano Barile, Audina M Berrocal
Purpose: To describe the first published case of X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) detachment with retinal vasoproliferative tumor (RVPT) and provide a literature review of the subject. Observations: The authors describe a case of a 17 year old male with X-linked retinoschisis who presented with a retinal detachment and a retinal vasoproliferative tumor. The patient was treated with pars plana vitrectomy, endolaser, subtenon's kenalog and anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) intravitreal injections...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Justus G Garweg, Mario Deiss, Isabel B Pfister, Christin Gerhardt
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of inner limiting membrane peeling during vitrectomy for macula-involving retinal detachment on best-corrected visual acuity (VA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 89 eyes with primary macula-involving retinal detachment, which was undergoing vitrectomy, endolaser, retinotomy, endodrainage, and SF6 tamponade. Membrane-blue-assisted membrane peeling had been performed in 61 of the eyes (Group 1) but not in the other 28 (Group 2), which served as controls...
February 1, 2018: Retina
Jessica F Yang, Kamal Kishore
Objective: To report a case of recurrent vitreous hemorrhage from an optic nerve retinal arterial macroaneurysm (ONRAM) successfully treated with intraoperative endolaser. Patient and Methods: A 92-year-old woman on oral aspirin and warfarin anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation developed three episodes of dense vitreous hemorrhage from an ONRAM. Due to failure of the vitreous hemorrhage to clear spontaneously, a total of three pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) procedures were performed along with a 1...
September 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Sarah P Read, Ryan C Young, Harry W Flynn
Purpose: To report two patients with giant retinal tear (GRT) associated retinal detachment in the setting of baseball trauma. Observations: Two patients presented with retinal detachment associated with GRT following blunt trauma with a baseball. The first was a superotemporal GRT detachment treated with scleral buckling, pars plana vitrectomy, endolaser, and silicone oil injection. He subsequently underwent cataract surgery with silicone oil removal and at two year follow up the retina with attached with best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Dong Hyun Lee, Jinu Han, Sueng-Han Han, Sung Chul Lee, Min Kim
BACKGROUND: The authors report a case of a rare complication that occurred after botulinum toxin injection to the extraocular muscle, which was easily overlooked and successfully corrected by surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old female patient visited our clinic for diplopia and ocular motility disorder after removal of an epidermoid tumor of the brain. At her initial visit, her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/20 for both eyes. An alternate cover test showed 45 prism-diopter esotropia and 3 prism-diopter hypertropia in the right eye...
December 13, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Radwan Ajlan, Jordan Isenberg, Ghassan Cordahi, Renaud Duval, Sébastien Olivier, Flavio Rezende
Background: To compare the primary anatomical outcome of pars plana vitrectomy, 360° peripheral endolaser, and 15% octafluoropropane C3 F8 gas tamponade in patients with uncomplicated rhegmatogenous detachment and inferior retinal breaks, after 24-h postoperative prone positioning to similar patients with 1 week postoperative prone positioning. Methods: Records of 5500 patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy between 2008 and 2015 were retrieved. Collected data included age, gender, number of retinal quadrants with retinal breaks, number of retinal breaks, macula status on presentation (attached or detached), phakic status (phakic, pseudophakic, or aphakic), and primary anatomical outcome (at 1 and 3 months post-operative)...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
Sho Yokoyama, Takashi Kojima, Toshio Mori, Taisuke Matsuda, Hiroyuki Sato, Norihiko Yoshida, Tatsushi Kaga, R Theodore Smith, Kazuo Ichikawa
Summary: We evaluated the clinical outcomes for ophthalmic endoscope-assisted vitrectomy in consecutive patients with uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). The primary success rate was 98.4% (125/127) without performing a posterior drainage retinotomy or using perfluorocarbon liquids (PFCL) for subretinal fluid drainage. Purpose: To investigate the clinical outcomes of endoscope-assisted vitrectomy in patients with uncomplicated RRD. Methods: We examined 127 eyes from consecutive patients who underwent repair of RRD by 23- or 25-gauge endoscope-assisted vitrectomy, with a minimum follow-up of 3 months...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Intira Sukpen, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To report the intraoperative occurrence of acute intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. METHOD: A review of a surgical patient who developed acute intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy because of bucking under general anesthesia. RESULTS: A 32-year-old obese woman with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and traction retinal detachment in the left eye who developed intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy because of bucking under general anesthesia while doing endolaser under air infusion...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Andre A C Vidoris, Andre Maia, Marcia Lowen, Melina Morales, Jordan Isenberg, Bruno F Fernandes, Rubens N Belfort
Purpose: To review long time treatment results in patients with small or medium sized choroidal melanoma who underwent surgical tumor endoresection as a primary treatment when plaque radiotherapy was unable and patients declined enucleation. Materials and methods: Patients were evaluated for best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and underwent biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, retinography and ultrasound as well as the usual systemic workup. Study inclusion required the absence of scleral invasion or metastasis and an anterior margin not exceeding the pars plana or the ciliary body...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
Nicey Roy Thomas, Debmalya Das, Kumar Saurabh, Rupak Roy
A 13-year-old female presented with diminution of vision in both eyes for 3 months following snakebite. Best-corrected visual acuities were hand movement in both eyes. Fundoscopy showed vitreous hemorrhage, and B-scan ultrasonography revealed an underlying tractional retinal detachment (TRD) involving the macula in both eyes. Patient underwent 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in conjunction with belt buckling, endolaser, and silicone oil tamponade in the left eye. At 6 weeks postoperatively, best-corrected visual acuity of the left eye was noted to be 20/200 with settled TRD and attached retina...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Ananda Kalevar, Michael Dollin, R Rishi Gupta
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We report the first two cases of postoperative opacification of scleral-sutured Akreos AO60 intraocular lens after vitrectomy with the gas tamponade. METHODS: Two patients with ectopia lentis underwent pars plana vitrectomy, pars plana lensectomy, and scleral fixation of an Akreos AO60 intraocular lens with Gore-Tex suture. Retinal breaks were noted during vitrectomy and consequently intravitreal gas tamponade was used after endolaser retinopexy...
September 27, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Venkata Avadhanam, Alfonso Vasquez Perez, Christopher Liu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the practice of and recent developments in the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. RECENT FINDINGS: Formal psychological assessment and support have been described. A sub-aqua system for fashioning the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis lamina; adoption of thicker laminae; use of bisphosphonate drugs; advances in laminar imaging; and use of bone augmentation and bone morphogenetic protein have been described for prevention, detection, and management of laminar resorption...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
Yi-Qi Chen, Ji-Wei Tao, Ling-Ya Su, Liang Li, Shi-Xin Zhao, Yang Yang, Li-Jun Shen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to describe the development of a robotic aided surgical system named RVRMS (robotic vitreous retinal microsurgery system) and to evaluate the capability for using it to perform vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS: The RVRMS was designed and built to include the key components of two independent arms. End-effectors of each arm fix various surgical instruments and perform intraocular manipulation. To evaluate properly the RVRMS, robot-assisted 23-gauge surgical tasks including endolaser for retinal photocoagulation, pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), retinal foreign body removal and retinal vascular cannulation were performed in two different sizes of an animal model...
June 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Sven Schnichels, Nele Schneider, Christine Hohenadl, José Hurst, Andreas Schatz, Kai Januschowski, Martin S Spitzer
The efficacy of two novel artificial vitreous body substitutes (VBS) consisting of highly biocompatible thiolated cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA)-based hydrogels in comparison to silicone oil in a model of retinal detachment was investigated. Pars plana vitrectomy (23G) was performed in the right eye of 24 pigmented rabbits. Retinal detachment of two quadrants was induced by creating a small retinotomy near the vascular arcade and injecting balanced salt solution (BSS) subretinally. The retina was reattached by injecting air, which was followed by increasing the infusion pressure, and the retinal tear was treated by endolaser photocoagulation...
2017: PloS One
M Sherif, T J Wolfensberger
Background Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) occurs in 10 % of patients with retinal detachment and is characterized by excessive epi-, sub- or intraretinal contraction. Corticosteroids have been shown to counter this contraction. Patients and Methods Retrospective review of 5 patients (3 females, 2 males) with recurrent retinal detachment with stage C PVR. The mean age was 61.2 ± 20.5 years and myopia > - 5.0 dioptres was present in 3 eyes. Patients were treated with 23 g vitrectomy, retinectomy and endolaser, dexamethasone (Ozurdex®) injection under perfluorocarbone and 5500 cs silicone oil tamponade...
April 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Marwan A Abouammoh, Sulaiman M Alsulaiman, Vishali S Gupta, Afnan Younis, Jay Chhablani, Abdullah Hussein, Antonio M Casella, Alay S Banker, J Fernando Arevalo
PURPOSE: To study the outcomes of management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in eyes with chorioretinal colobomas. METHODS: A retrospective review of 119 patients (119 eyes) with chorioretinal colobomas who underwent surgical repair for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment was performed. Data were collected on the site of the retinal break, type of surgery, anatomical success, and complications. RESULTS: The most common location of the primary retinal break was the intercalary membrane in 58...
October 2017: Retina
Marc D de Smet, Jean Marie Stassen, Thijs C M Meenink, Tom Janssens, Valérie Vanheukelom, Gerrit J L Naus, Maarten J Beelen, Bart Jonckx
PURPOSE: Retinal vein occlusions (RVO) are a major cause of vision loss in people aged 50 years and older. Current therapeutic options limit the consequences of RVO but do not eliminate the cause. Cannulation of the involved vessel and removal of the clot may provide a more permanent solution with a less demanding follow-up. However, cannulation of smaller retinal veins remains challenging. This paper explores the use of ocriplasmin (recombinant plasmin without its kringles) to clear RVO, using a robotic micromanipulator...
December 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Marc D de Smet, Thijs C M Meenink, Tom Janssens, Valerie Vanheukelom, Gerrit J L Naus, Maarten J Beelen, Caroline Meers, Bart Jonckx, Jean-Marie Stassen
PURPOSE: To develop a methodology for cannulating porcine retinal venules using a robotic assistive arm after inducing a retinal vein occlusion using the photosensitizer rose bengal. METHODOLOGY: Retinal vein occlusions proximal to the first vascular branch point were induced following intravenous injection of rose bengal by exposure to 532nm laser light delivered by slit-lamp or endolaser probe. Retinal veins were cannulated by positioning a glass catheter tip using a robotically controlled micromanipulator above venules with an outer diameter of 80μm or more and performing a preset piercing maneuver, controlled robotically...
2016: PloS One
Vinod Kumar, Shreyans Jain, Parijat Chandra, Atul Kumar
A 25-year-old man presented with retinal detachment in his right eye 20 days after pars plana vitrectomy, epiretinal membrane peeling and endolaser assisted panretinal photocoagulation performed for non-resolving vitreous haemorrhage secondary to Eales disease. Inferior retina of the right eye showed multiple (around 120) retinal holes in relation to the previous photocoagulation marks. The patient was managed with repeat vitrectomy, endolaser and silicone oil infusion. The aetiology of multiple holes, precautions to prevent them and their management are described...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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