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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems