May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Long Term Evaluation of 108 Eyes With Vitrectomy for Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • G. Kieselbach
    Ophthalmology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • M. Erlacher
    Ophthalmology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • L. Harasztos
    Ophthalmology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • M. Kralinger
    Ophthalmology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  G. Kieselbach, None; M. Erlacher, None; L. Harasztos, None; M. Kralinger, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 5237. doi:https://doi.org/
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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. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To evaluate the results of vitrectomy for retinal detachment with and without an additional light source.

Methods: : 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.

Results: : 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.

Conclusions: : 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 .

Keywords: vitreoretinal surgery • retinal detachment • laser 
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