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G. Kieselbach, M. Erlacher, L. Harasztos, M. Kralinger; Long Term Evaluation of 108 Eyes With Vitrectomy for Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):5237.
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To evaluate the results of vitrectomy for retinal detachment with and without an additional light source.
108 consecutive eyes of 108 patients were vitrectomized, 52 eyes with an additional light source. In 21% of detachments, a double procedure with phacoemulsification and IOL implantation was performed. All procedures were performed by 4 surgeons.
Overall retinal redetachment rate after the first intervention was 21%, differing from 38 to 19%. 6% needed a third procedure. There was a significant statistical difference between both groups, eyes with an additional light source showed a lower retinal redetachment rate than eyes operated with a light pipe.
The possibility of bimanual surgery with an additional light shows better results in vitrectomy for retinal detachment than procedures with light pipe and assistance. Therefore , this method which enables bimanual surgery can be recommended for treating retinal detachment .
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