May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Following Macular Surgery
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • V.D. Boeyden
    Ophthalmology, AZ Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • G. Pertile
    Ophthalmology, AZ Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • C. Claes
    Ophthalmology, AZ Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  V.D. Boeyden, None; G. Pertile, None; C. Claes, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 5539. doi:
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      V.D. Boeyden, G. Pertile, C. Claes; Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Following Macular Surgery . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):5539.

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Abstract: : PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in a consecutive group of macular surgery patients. METHODS: A retrospective consecutive series of all our macular surgery patients for January 2000 to January 2002 were reviewed. 380 eyes of 365 patients (macular hole (N223), macular pucker (N127), subretinal neovascularisation (N16), vitreomacular traction syndrome (N13) and optic pit (N 1) were included. All these eyes were additional treated with vitreous base shaving with scleral indentation and 360° prophylactic laser treatment. No encircling buckle was placed. Results: The mean follow up was 18 months (range 3–38; SD 8,5). None of these eyes had a post vitrectomy retinal detachment or a retinal break in the follow up period. Conclusions: These findings indicate that vitrectomy combined with extended vitreous base shaving and encircling laser treatment appears to be a low risk procedure for secondary retinal detachment.

Keywords: retinal detachment • vitreoretinal surgery 

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