April 2011
Volume 52, Issue 14
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2011
Outcomes Of 195 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Two-port Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Slit-lamp Illumination System For Posterior Segment Disease. A Retrospective Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Giuseppe Lo Giudice
    Ophthalmology, San Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Marco Tavolato
    Ophthalmology, San Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Roberto Cian
    Ophthalmology, San Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Silvia Babighian
    Ophthalmology, San Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Alessandro Galan
    Ophthalmology, San Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  Giuseppe Lo Giudice, None; Marco Tavolato, None; Roberto Cian, None; Silvia Babighian, None; Alessandro Galan, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2011, Vol.52, 6122. doi:
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      Giuseppe Lo Giudice, Marco Tavolato, Roberto Cian, Silvia Babighian, Alessandro Galan; Outcomes Of 195 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Two-port Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Slit-lamp Illumination System For Posterior Segment Disease. A Retrospective Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(14):6122.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To evaluate the safety and efficacy of two-port 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with a slit-lamp illumination system in different vitreoretinal pathologies.

Methods: : retrospective, consecutive interventional case series. One-hundred and ninety-five consecutive eyes of 195 patients underwent 20-gauge two-port pars plana vitrectomy with a combination of slit-lamp illumination and a plano-concave contact lens, at the San Paolo Ophthalmology Center, from September 2005 through November 2007. Postoperative visual acuity (VA) at baseline and at 1, 3, and 6 months, intraoperative and postoperative complication rate, and surgical time were evaluated.

Results: : all patients completed 6 months of follow-up. The mean overall VA was 0.74 ± 0.03 (mean ± SD) at baseline, improving to 0.56 ± 0.03 (P<0.0001), 0.48 ± 0.03 (P<0.0001), and 0.43 ± 0.03 (P<0.0001) at 1, 3 and 6 months, respectively. No intraoperative complications occurred. Postoperative complications included retinal detachment in 3 patients, epiretinal membrane recurrence in 3 eyes, persistent macular hole in 4 eyes, and phthisis in 1 eye. Iatrogenic cataract was observed in 25 eyes. The total mean surgical time was 28.3 ± 10.1 minutes. No-one had hypotony after the surgical procedure and no cases of endophthalmitis were observed. Conversion to standard three-port vitrectomy was not necessary in any of the cases.

Conclusions: : two-port 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with slit-lamp illumination is a safe and effective procedure for posterior-segment surgeries.

Keywords: vitreous • vitreoretinal surgery • retina 
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