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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

Setting:

east surrey hospital, vitreoretinal department.

Methods:

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

Results:

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%.

Conclusions:

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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