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Management of anterior vitreous traction in proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Retina
0275-004X
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
4
Pages
258–262
Identifiers
PMID: 2629041
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The major cause of failure in retinal detachment surgery is proliferative vitreoretinopathy. The surgical treatment of proliferative vitreoretinopathy has improved dramatically over the past ten years. Still failure is too common and the need for reoperation remains high. We believe this is often due to anterior vitreous traction. We report our present "conservative" surgical approach to treating such patients using newly developed fiberoptic instrumentation. Using this approach, we have achieved total retinal reattachment in 42 of 48 patients with C3 or greater proliferative vitreoretinopathy with six months or greater follow up.

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