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RECORD OF QUANTITY OF REPORTS OF THE DELEGATION OF THE UFA EYE RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE 17th CONGRESS OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF RETINA SPECIALISTS «EURETINA» 2017

Date:11.10.2017
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The delegation of the Ufa Eye Research Institute took part in the 17th Congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists EURETINA 2017.

From September 7 to 10, 2017, the 17th Congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists EURETINA was held in Barcelona, Spain. The Institute was represented by the Head of the Department for Vitreoretinal and Laser Surgery, MD, PhD Rinat Fayzrakhmanov, two researchers of this department Marat Kalanov and Rinat Zaynullin, as well as ophthalmologist Venera Salavatova. The delegation of the Ufa Eye Research Institute presented 6 oral reports and 10 electronic posters, which is a record among all Russian and foreign institutions participating in this forum. The high involvement of our institute in such a representative congress was repeatedly noted by the international community of ophthalmologists. In total, about 3,000 retina specialists from different countries took part in the conference which was held in the international conference center of Barcelona.

The scientific program of the conference included 11 main sessions, 30 satellite symposiums, 25 oral presentation sessions, 40 training courses and 4 training courses on ophthalmic surgery.
The subjects of the courses on ophthalmic surgery included: an introduction to vitreoretinal surgery, methods of combined surgery with intraocular tamponade, methods of vitreoretinal surgery with a change in the position of the lens of the eye, indications and methods of conducting intravitreal injections.

The main areas of the congress covered the most common and severe pathology of the posterior segment of eyeball, such as central serous chorioretinitis, age-related macular degeneration, anti-VEGF therapy, macular edema of various etiologies, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, myopia, various forms of retinal detachment and  surgical treatment of vitreoretinal pathology.
Also, there were thematic exhibitions on which diagnostic and surgical ophthalmological equipment of the world's leading manufacturers was presented.

In total, 57 reports from the Russian Federation were submitted to the congress, of which 19 were oral. The delegation of the Ufa Eye Research Institute presented the following reports:

  • Comparative analysis of a combination of vitrectomy with ranibizumab versus vitrectomy as monotherapy in diabetic macular edema (R.M. Zaynullin)
  • Structural changes in the parameters of optic disk and the layer of nerve fibers in patients with occlusion of the central vein of the retina using swept-source technologies (V.F. Salavatova)
  • A new approach to surgical treatment of latent neovascularization (R.R. Fayzrakhmanov)
  • The efficacy of combined surgical treatment of patients with advanced stage of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (M.R. Kalanov)
  • Choice of tamponade of the vitreal cavity in the treatment of hemorrhagic complications in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (M.R. Kalanov)
  • Peeling of the internal border membrane in diabetic macular edema (R.M. Zaynullin) 

Subjects of the reports included surgical treatment of complicated diabetic retinopathy, advanced age-related macular degeneration, application of new methods of diagnostics and surgery of the central area of ​​the retina.
The annual participation of the employees of the Ufa Eye Research Institute with reports in the work of the international forum EURETINA shows the high level of scientific research and the recognition of the Institute by the international ophthalmological community.

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