Vitreoretinal Surgery

There have been dramatic advances in the technical side of vitreous surgery in recent years so

Figure 21.8. Panretinal laser photocoagulation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. 03

that it is now possible to remove a persistent vitreous haemorrhage and to divide or remove fibrous tissue, even from the surface of the retina, and relieve traction retinal detachment. Vitrectomy for vitreous haemorrhage tends to be performed sooner these days because of the relative safety of the technique. It can be combined with intraoperative laser photocoagulation.

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