Dr. Khalid Al Sabti, Vitreoretinal Consultant and CEO of the Kuwait Specialized Eye Centre, spoke at 2018 EURETINA Congress on technologies that can be used for better outcomes and to create new possibilities in every vitreoretinal surgery. He said “This is very important because it will help you to make split-second decisions if you need to alter some of your parameters”. He showed two cases in which NGENUITY was used, one of which was a straightforward retinal detachment and vitrectomy, where he used the latest cutters to get as close as possible to the retina. If
surgeons were not using digital displays, they would not be able to tell the cut-rate they were using, he explained. “Having a digital overlay gives you accurate information as to what is your cut-rate” he added.
The second case he highlighted was a little more complicated – that of vein occlusion and macular edema (ME). Some 10 to 15 years ago, the only available option was to use laser but this was extremely difficult and may sometimes have unfavorable outcomes. Today, by using NGENUITY, with its features such as enhanced depth perception, color filters and magnification, the surgery can be done with a much better outcome than it would have many years ago, said Dr Khalid Al Sabti. Three-months postoperatively, the normal blood flow was established in the patient. “What used to be a very difficult and unpredictable surgery has become a successful surgery in selected patients,” he said.
It was of great learning and joy to share the stage with the best in practice.