Dr. Natasha Cruz
30 July 2020
Dr. Natasha Cruz a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow at Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP in São Paulo, Brasil has recently published two articles. Below are the salient points and links to the articles.
Critical analysis of techniques and materials used in devices, syringes, and needles used for intravitreal injections
- Syringes should have as little silicone oil as possible or none at all.
- Drug in the vial or the syringe should never be agitated
- New devices might play a role in assisting with intravitreal injection.
- Materials and techniques might cause complications when used inappropriately.
- The choice of the anesthetic technique is important for better patient comfort.
Non-contact wide-angled visualization with chandelier-assisted scleral buckling for primary uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
- Non-contact wide-angled visualization with chandelier-assisted scleral buckling compares favorably with conventional scleral buckling for primary uncomplicated primary RRD
- The main advantage is the improved visualization even through small pupils
- Better visualization avoid excessive treatment and ensures safer placement of intrascleral sutures for scleral fixation
- The improved visualization and magnification lends an enhanced platform for teaching aspiring vitreoretinal surgeons.
Roca, J. A., Maia, M., da Cruz, N. F. S., et al. Non-contact wide-angled visualization with chandelier-assisted scleral buckling for primary uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2020.