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21st Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society and 8th Symposium of the International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

German Retina Society
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

“Pole to Pole” surgery in trauma case with min invasive systems and dancer philosophy

Meeting Abstract

  • Cesare Forlini - Ravenna/Italy
  • P. Rossini - Ravenna/Italy
  • A. Aversano - Ravenna/Italy
  • M. Forlini - Modena/Italy

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008V079

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Published: June 18, 2008

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Purpose: To evalute and present the surgical strategy of “pole to pole” reconstruction in trauma cases.

Methods: We present several examples of corneal leucoma, IOL implant, iris damages and vitreoretinal diseases in previous trauma cases treated with a “pole to pole” surgical reconstruction. In these cases a combined 25 gauge anterior infusion, a temporary keratoprosthesis, and 23 gauge pars plana vitrectomy iris surgery and IOL implant are used.

Results: An high percent of these cases are treated to obtain an anatomical recovery, while the functional will be very poor. Using mini-invasive 25/23 gauge systems help to move into the closed spaces of traumatized eyes, to reduce the post-operative inflammation and to obtain a quicker recovery.

Conclusions: In case of eye injuries where it is necessary to develop a global strategy, according to a strategically planned approach, it is important that the surgeon is able to manage the entire procedure according to a bidirectional and not monodirectional model, that is “dancing” inside the eye, moving from the anterior to the posterior segment. The mini-invasive surgery helps the surgeron in this field as much as possible the case to treat is severe.