Alcon Retina Film Archive Collection (35 videos)


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New and Novel Surgical Approaches

In this video Nicole Scripsema, MD, highlights the techniques used in the management of a perforating injury with retinal incarceration and aniridia. The patient underwent open globe injury repair for what was suspected to be an isolated zone 1 penetrating injury. Dr. Scripsema reclassified the open globe injury as a zone 3 perforating injury, and performed a secondary repair using a 23-gauge vitrectomy system. The retina was attached under air after freeing up the retina from the incarceration site. Prior to silicone oil injection, silicone oil retention sutures were placed to keep the oil from entering the anterior chamber. Two interlocking triangular retention sutures were used to simulate an iris diaphragm and 6 months postoperatively, the patient’s vision was 20/70 with a hard contact lens.

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The Alcon Retina Exchange Film Festival event is an engaging dinner program driven by surgical case videos. At the most recent event in New Orleans during AAO, surgeons from around the world convened to trade pearls and discuss innovative technology with their peers. Alcon invited video submissions from around the globe and the top 10 were chosen to present live during the event.

The stellar faculty, moderated by Donald J. D'Amico, along with 10 guest speaker surgeons, presented video cases and the entire audience was involved in a discussion of pearls and techniques using Alcon’s latest technologies.

We hope you’ll enjoy viewing the program video highlights, along with a short interview with their author.


Donald J.
D'Amico, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

Maria Berrocal, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

San Juan, PR

Tarek Hassan, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Royal Oak, MI

John W. Kitchens,

Vitreoretinal Surgeon Retina Associates of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Prenner, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

Moderator and faculty are paid consultants to Alcon.
Film Festival guest presenters did not recieve any compensation or travel funding for this event.
This program is not affiliated with the AAO annual meeting.
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