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Membrane peeling under silicone oil

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First Author: J.Smith UK

Co Author(s):    H. Madi   S. Mamtora                          

Abstract Details


To present a video of a case of membrane peeling under silicone oil in a case of recurrent retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).


Theatre in a tertiary eye hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary, UK.


Video recording of an interesting aspect of vitreoretinal surgery.


The membrane was successfully peeled with the silicone oil in place. The membrane is easy to visualise under the silicone oil interface and therefore no staining is required. End-grasping forceps are used and visualisation is aided by the use of a flat contact lens. The oil also provides counter traction on the retina as the membrane is being peeled.


PVR membrane peeling under oil is minimally invasive, produces little post-operative inflammation and can be an effective technique for relieving retinal traction when the surgeon wishes to leave silicone oil in-situ. This technique saves time and provides easy visualisation of the membrane under the silicone interface.

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