The State of Small-Gauge, Sutureless Vitrectomy

August 2008
Review of Ophthalmology;Aug2008 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p34
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The article focuses on the views of several experienced retinal surgeons on the small-gauge debate and the direction they think vitrectomy is headed in the U.S. According to Carl Regillo of Wills Eye Hospital, there is a continued trend toward smaller incision vitrectomy. Memphis, Tennessee-based Steve Charles believes that a 23-gauge (ga.) surgery is a transition between 20 ga. and 25 ga. Surgeon David Williams abandoned the 25-ga. surgery due to its complication rate.


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