TITLE

Use of 25-gauge vitrectomy helps speed surgery, recovery

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Cheryl
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Ophthalmology Times;8/1/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 15, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses sutureless vitrectomy as a technique for ophthalmic treatments. It is stated that sutureless vitrectomy using 25-gauge instrumentation reduces surgical time and results in faster visual recovery relative to 20-gauge vitrectomy. According to the author, the risk of wound leak, however, is increased after the sutureless procedure, and that may lead to other complications.
ACCESSION #
26403233

 

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