Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 2nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Eye Care and Cataract Rome, Italy.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Ingrid Kreissig,

Cornell University, USA

Keynote: The treatment of primary retinal detachment: A review of the past 85 years

Time : 09:45-10:00

OMICS International Advanced Eye Care 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ingrid Kreissig, photo

Ingrid Kreissig is currently a Professor at Department of Ophthalmology Univ. Mannheim-Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany. She is also serving as Adjunct Professor at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York. Her specialization includes, Posterior Segment of the Eye: St. Gall/Switzerland, Bonn/Germany, and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center/USA. During 1979-2000, she has been the Chairman of Univ. Tuebingen/Germany. She has published more than 404 papers, those are been published in national and international journals of ophthalmology, basically on topics such as surgery of retinal detachment with long-term follow-up of anatomic and functional results, cryopexy histology, tumors, AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and intravitreal pharmacotherapy. She has also published many books.



The evolution of present surgical techniques for reattaching a primary retinal detachment will be analysed from 1929 up to present and this in respect to their morbidity, rate of reoperation and long-term visual function.

Publications about retinal detachment surgery is reviewed during the past 85 years. There had been a change from a surgery of the entire retinal detachment to a surgery limited to the area of the break and a change from extraocular to intraocular surgery. 

The 4 major surgical techniques for repair of a primary retinal detachment that are applied in the beginning of the 21st century, have still one nominator in common: To find and close the retinal break which caused the detachment and which would cause a redetachment, if not sealed off sufficiently. 

Conclusion:  To find and close sufficiently the break(s)  in a primary retinal detachment has been the aim and accompanied the efforts of retinal detachment surgeons during the past 85 years.  However, today 4 postulates have to be fulfilled for an adequate and optimal retinal detachment surgery:  (1) The retinal reattachment should be obtained with the 1st operation, (2) the procedure should have a minimum of morbidity, (3) not harbour secondary complications jeopardizing regained visual acuity and (4) be performed on a small budget in local anaesthesia.