Management of anterior vitreous traction in proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • De Juan, E; McCuen, BW

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 258 - 262

PubMed ID

  • 2629041

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2629041

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0275-004X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006982-198909040-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States