vitreoretinal surgery

Dye from açai fruit safe, effective for use during chromovitrectomy
Dye from açai fruit safe, effective for use during chromovitrectomyA dye made from the açai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) is safe for use in human eyes and effective for identifying the posterior hyaloid and internal limiting membrane (ILM) during vitreoretinal surgery, according to phase I preliminary study results.
Persistent subfoveal fluid following successful macular hole surgeryThe presence of subretinal fluid following successful macular hole surgery appears to be common, and may be associated with delayed visual recovery, although not with the final result. Smaller holes and vitreofoveal traction are significant risk factors associated with increased rates of postoperative foveal detachment.
Using microscope-integrated intraoperative OCT in VR surgeryIn the DISCOVER Study, ophthalmologists are exploring real-time, intraoperative optical coherence tomography utilizing a microscope-integrated prototype with a heads-up display surgeon feedback system.
Vitreoretinal surgeon gives thumbs up to heads-up surgeryThere are already several good reasons for ophthalmic surgeons to perform “heads-up” surgery. Further benefits to support its use are anticipated as the technology continues to evolve, said Claus Eckardt, MD, professor of ophthalmology, Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst, Frankfurt, Germany.
Managing vitreomacular adhesionVMA is an OCT finding. Once the adhesion progresses to abnormalities in the retina and becomes symptomatic, some patients become candidates for Jetrea treatment. Careful selection of symptomatic patients with focal areas of adhesion and/or small holes have produced the best post-injection results. I look forward to offering Jetrea treatment to more of my patients.
Retinectomy: Contribution to vitreoretinal surgeryThe frequency with which retinectomy is performed has increased dramatically. Major management factors involve instruments, lensectomy and scleral buckling, the anterior retina, and complications.