Vitreous surgery with air tamponade for retinal detachment with superiorly located retinal break

Yuichi Uchino, Kazuki Hotta

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Purpose: To evaluate vitrectomy with air-fluid exchange for retinal detachment secondary to superiorly located retinal break. Cases and Method: Above surgery was performed on 25 eyes of 25 patients. The series comprised 16 males and 9 females. Their ages ranged from 46 to 85 years, average 62 years. One eye was pseudophakic and 24 eys were phakic. Excluded were cases with trauma, macular hole, or proliferative vitreoretinopathy. After vitrectomy and air-fluid exchange, the retinal break was closed by intraocular photocoagulation. Results: Retinal reattachment was obtained in 24 eyes (96%) after initial surgery and in 25 eyes (100%) eventually. During the follow-up period from 120 to 773 days, average 295 days, no serious complications developed except proliferative membrane formation around the retinal break in one eye. Conclusion: Vitrectomy with air-fluid exchange is effective for retinal detachment secondary to superiorly located retinal break. Long-acting gas tamponade is not necessary for this type of retinal detachment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1533-1537
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume58
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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Retinal Perforations
Retinal Detachment
Air
Vitrectomy
Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
Light Coagulation
Gases
Membranes
Wounds and Injuries

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Vitreous surgery with air tamponade for retinal detachment with superiorly located retinal break. / Uchino, Yuichi; Hotta, Kazuki.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 58, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 1533-1537.

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