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23rd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

24.09. - 25.09.2010, Freiburg

Instant visual rehabilitation of bilateral retinal ablation due to radiation

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  • Claus B.G. Thimm - Eye Clinic Tausendfensterhaus, Duisburg
  • J.C. Schmidt - Eye Clinic Tausendfensterhaus, Duisburg

German Retina Society. 23rd Annual Conference of the German Retina Society. Freiburg i. Br., 24.-25.09.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10rg40

doi: 10.3205/10rg40, urn:nbn:de:0183-10rg402

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Published: September 21, 2010

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Background: A 48 year old male with glioblastoma multiforme presented despite an antiedematous steroid medikation after tumor´s extirpation, radio-and chemotherapy with a bilateral serous retinal ablation and visual loss to light projection.

Methods: By performing an immediate pars plana vitrectomy and a filling with silcon oil a good visual rehabilitation was achieved.

Results: Four weeks post operatively the visual acuity was R/L 0,2/0,16. With a reduced prognosis ad vitam blindness due to ratiation could be prevented.

Conclusion: A prompt pars plana vitrectomy with silicon oil tamponation is to be prefered at serous retinal ablation causes by radiation