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Self sealing 20 gauge vitrectomy: 9 months data.

Session Details

Session Title: Vitreoretinal Surgery V

Session Date/Time: Sunday 20/09/2015 | 11:00-13:00

Paper Time: 11:08

Venue: Hermes

First Author: : S.Abou ltaif UNITED KINGDOM

Co Author(s): :    L. Herbert              

Abstract Details

PURPOSE:to evaluate the outcomes of 20 gauge self-sealing vitrectomy in terms of risks, complications and success


east surrey hospital, vitreoretinal department.


retrospective observational study of 180 vitrectomies performed in eye unit in east surrey hospital by consultant and fellow.


the 20-gauge self-sealing vitrectomy is easily intiated with no time wasting setting the 3 sclerotomies unlike the traditional 20-gauge vitrectomy. the incidence of hypotony in the first day post-op is less than 1%, and the no cases of hypotony were recorded later on. no cases of endophthalmitis were observed and the retinal re-detachment rate was less than 10%.


Self-sealing 20-gauge vitrectomy is still a very good option and has a very low complication rate namely hypotony and redetachment. easy technique and no time consuming.

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