Vitrectomy, scleral buckling, and peripheral diathermy treatment for severe proliferative vitreoretinopathy

M. Stirpe, M. Orciuolo, D. Eng

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Abstract

Transvitreal diathermy was combined with vitrectomy, scleral buckling, and silicone oil injection to treat 28 eyes with severe proliferative vitreoretinopathy and fore-shortened peripheral retina. A special gold tip on the diathermy probe prevented adhesions to the retina. The probe can be used for coaxial bipolar diathermy or for internal-external bipolar diathermy when combined with an electrode on the external scleral surface. Nineteen (68%) of 28 eyes treated with these methods achieved anatomic success and 10 eyes obtained final visual acuity ranging from 5/200 to 20/70.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalRetina
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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