Retina Surgery

Suprachoroidal hemorrhage management centers on minimalist techniquesSuprachorodial hemorrhage can be managed effectively with a conservative approach, but if surgical intervention becomes necessary, timing is critical for optimizing the outcome and minimally invasive techniques can be considered, said John W. Kitchens, MD.
ILM removal increases ease, safety of subretinal injectionsRemoving a small area of internal limiting membrane at the intended site of a subretinal injection allows the injection to be delivered without penetrating the retina.
Imaging, 27-gauge systems capture retina surgeons’ focusRetina surgeons considered 2015 to be an exciting time in the subspecialty in all areas and pointed to the availability and increased use of 27-gauge instrumentation as one of the real highlights of surgical retina.
Single-port PPV allows safe phaco in crowded anterior chamberIn crowded eyes, removal of vitreous through a one-port pars plana vitrectomy is the only viable strategy to deepen the anterior chamber and allow safe phacoemulsification, according to R.J. Mackool Jr., MD.
Survey: More retinal surgeons using primary vitrectomy, microincisional technologySurveys examining retinal surgeon-practice patterns for retinal detachment show preferences differ regionally.
Using microscope-integrated intraoperative OCT in VR surgeryIn the DISCOVER Study, ophthalmologists are exploring real-time, intraoperative optical coherence tomography utilizing a microscope-integrated prototype with a heads-up display surgeon feedback system.
New vitrectomy technologies advance precision, efficiency during surgeryA retina specialist explains why vitrectomy surgery is safer and more efficient using a new ultra-high-speed vitrectomy cutting probe combined with 27+ gauge instrumentation.
Small-gauge PPV for vitreous floatersJames M. Osher, MD, identifies the patient characteristics and reviews some of the complications with small-gauge vitrectomy for vitreous floaters.
Epiretinal prosthesis outcomes remain encouraging for retinitis pigmentosaOutcomes remain positive after 12 to 36 months of follow-up in a series of 12 patients blind from retinitis pigmentosa who received a retinal prosthesis system.
Use of retinal prosthesis system shapes vision for those with retinitis pigmentosa
Use of retinal prosthesis system shapes vision for those with retinitis pigmentosaThe advent of a retinal prosthesis system offers a second chance at sight for patients with vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa.