Michael J. Koss, MD, PhD, MBA » Miscellaneous

  • Detached NVE During PVD induction

    Apr 27 2018 by Michael J. Koss, MD, PhD, MBA

    A 73-year-old woman with macular pucker underwent a pars plana vitrectomy with membrane peeling. Additionally the patient suffers from diabetic retinopathy after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus sixteen years ago. Prior to the procedure she was treated with a series of intravitreal Bevacizumab-injections due to diabetic macular edema. There was no history of a proliferative DRP. During the vitrectomy a branch of an obliterated NVE spontaneously detached and floated freely in the vitreous. The 3D shot was captured via Alcon’s NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System in form of photograph and video providing an outstandingly detailed image of the branched NVE.

    Photographer: Michael Koss, Augenzentrum Nymphenburger Hoefe

    Imaging device: Alcon’s NGENUITY® 3D Visualization System

    Condition/keywords: diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, neovascularization elsewhere (NVE), pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), PVD induction