Review and perspectives on pharmacological vitreolysis

Francesco Bandello, Carlo La Spina, Lorenzo Iuliano, Giovanni Fogliato, Maurizio Battaglia Parodi

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The vitreous is involved in multiple diseases when an incomplete posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs. An incomplete PVD can lead to several pathological conditions. Such visually threatening conditions are traditionally of exclusive surgical interest. In contrast, pharmacological vitreolysis is the effort to reduce or eliminate the pathogenetic role of the vitreous solely by means of drug delivery. Here we aim to review and summarize the evidence available to date about this challenging new approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


  • Ocriplasmin
  • Plasmin
  • Vitreolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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