Amer Awan, in his address after the live surgery, discussed causes and management of various retinal diseases including retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage
(bleeding inside the eye) due to diabetes and other retinal complications.
The EndoProbe is an intraocular laser delivery device used during vitreoretinal surgery for the treatment of multiple disorders including: diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and vitreous hemorrhage
According to the researcher, in cases where bleeding in the vitreous gel is present with the detachment, a vitrectomy approach is clearly preferred to remove the vitreous hemorrhage
in order to gain better visualization to find and repair tears or holes in the retina.
Diabetes end points included sudden death, death from hyper-or hypoglycemia, fatal/non-fatal myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure, fatal/nonfatal stroke, renal failure, amputation, vitreous hemorrhage
, retinal photocoagulation, blindness in one eye, or cataract extraction.
A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure carried out in the treatment of many back of the eye diseases such as retinal detachment, diabectic vitreous hemorrhage
and macular hole.
Initial posterior segment examination revealed vitreous hemorrhage
(5 patients), choroidal rupture (1 patient), and commotio retinae (3 patients) (Table 2).
Another study found a 28% reduction in myocardial infarction with no increased risk for retinal or vitreous hemorrhage
, said Ms.
Vitrase is an injectable drug designed to induce the clearing of vitreous hemorrhage
, or bleeding into the back portion of the eye, in less time than is normally required for clearing to occur on its own so that the ophthalmologist can treat the underlying problem.
In this ongoing study, patients are being treated for various retinal conditions, including proliferative diabetic retinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy with vitreous hemorrhage
, diabetic macular edema, branch retinal vein occlusion with macular edema, sickle cell retinopathy, Coat's disease, acute retinal tears and post-op tears on sclearal buckles.
The vitreous hemorrhage
brought on by thrombolysis persisted at 3-month follow-up, and vision in the patient's left eye remained impaired.
ISTA's products seek to address serious diseases and conditions of the eye such as vitreous hemorrhage
, diabetic retinopathy, hyphema, glaucoma, ocular pain and inflammation.
These events, which were anticipated for implant patients given the nature of the disease and the type of drug used, included increase in intraocular pressure, vitreous hemorrhage