May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy: Initial Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • E. M. Biewald
    University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
  • N. Bornfeld
    University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
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    Commercial Relationships E.M. Biewald, None; N. Bornfeld, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 2215. doi:
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      E. M. Biewald, N. Bornfeld; 25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy: Initial Experience. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):2215.

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Conclusions:: Transconcunctival sutureless vitrectomy seems to be a safe procedure concerning various surgically less complex vitreoretinal pathologies. There were a few cases of postoperative hypotension, which resolved spontaneously in all but one case. Other than that we noticed no complications related to the use of the 25-gauge system. Still the future role of the new system is not yet quite clear. With the development of further instrumentation and better equipment the indications for the use might become more widespread. To this point the standard 20-gauge system still seems to be the first choice for more complex vitreoretinal pathologies.

Clinical Trial:: Hospital Essen 01/2e05-07/2005

Keywords: vitreous • conjunctiva 

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