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M. Coppola, M. Azzolini; Vitrectomy and Air Tamponade for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):1757.
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To evaluate the efficacy of air tamponade after vitrectomy for the treatment of uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD)
Retrospective case series of 24 eyes affected by RRD due to a single (12 eyes) or multiple (12 eyes) retinal breaks. The treatment comprised 20-gauge complete vitrectomy, air tamponade, retinopexy, 24-hour postoperative positioning.
The retina was flattened after a single intervention in 21 eyes (87,5%). The observed three cases of RRD recurrence, successfully reoperated with silicone oil tamponade. Complications included 1 macular pucker, 4 cases of corneal striae (slowly disappeared after up to 100 days), cataract progression in 9/16 eyes, and 1 case of iris atrophy.
Air tamponade and 24-hour positioning resulted effective for the treatment of uncomplicated RRD. The air tamponade permits a great shortening of postoperative positioning with the obvious consequent advantages.
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