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Jose Alberto Nava; Anterior Vitrectomy vs Triamcinolone Assisted Vitrectomy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):2298.
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To compare the postoperative results in patients who had Anterior Vitrectomy (VAS) vs Triamcinolone Assisted Vitrectomy (VAT) in an ophthalmology training center.
Cataract surgery cases with vitreous loss from an ophthalmology training center were randomly injected with air and triamcinolone suspension (40 mg/ml). A maximum dose of 4mg/0.1ml was injected into the anterior chamber to visualize the vitreous. The anterior chamber was refilled with BBS and anterior vitrectomy was performed. Postoperative results were compared
24 cases with vitreous loss were evaluated. VAT vs VAS results were: residual vitreous strands to the wound VAT(0) / VAS(8); intraocular pressure > 25 mmHg VAT(3) / VAS(3); corneal edema VAT(0) / VAS(6); Retinal detachment VAT(0) / VAS(1).
The use of triamcinolone during anterior vitrectomy improved visualization of vitreous and reduced postoperative inflammation
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