Transvitreal cyanoacrylate retinopexy in the management of complicated retinal detachment.

Journal Article

Failures in vitreous surgery for complex vitreoretinal disorders are frequently due to an inability to keep preexisting or iatrogenic retinal breaks permanently closed. We have used transvitreally delivered cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive to seal retinal breaks in selected patients undergoing vitreous surgery for complicated retinal detachment. With a minimum follow-up period of 6 months, all but one retinal hole have remained closed and complete retinal reattachment posterior to the encircling buckle was achieved in 18 of 25 eyes (72%). In 10 of the 25 eyes (40%) the final visual acuity was 5/200 or better.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCuen, BW; Hida, T; Sheta, SM; Machemer, R

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 /

Start / End Page

  • 195 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 3447332

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3447332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-9533


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States