TITLE

Transconjunctival Sutureless 23-gauge Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy. Review

AUTHOR(S)
Arumí, José G.; Boixadera, Anna; Martínez-Castillo, Vicente; Corcóstegui, Borja
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Current Diabetes Reviews;2009, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reviews the current experience and trends in 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy in those patients that need a surgical intervention for either vitreous hemorrhage, fibrovascular proliferation with traction retinal detachment affecting or threatening the macula, traction-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, or refractory macular edema with taut posterior hyaloid. Since the instruments in 23-gauge vitrectomy are less flexible and perform in a more similar way to 20-gauge instruments, the vitrectomy is more thorough and for more complex manoeuvres can be done. The 23-gauge transconjuntival sutureless vitrectomy avoids some of the shortcomings of the 25-gauge systems.
ACCESSION #
38799094

 

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