Cataract surgery in the post-vitrectomized eye is considerably tricky but with some surgical experience and implementing some valuable pearls—including whether to hydrodissect or hydrodelineate—surgeons can avoid surprises, according to Bonnie An Henderson, MD.
Ensuring correct alignment between the syringe and the cap during silicone oil injection can prevent complications during vitrectomy, said Jay M. Stewart, MD, (San Francisco) presenting during the Retina Subspecialty Day of the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
The glued IOL technique introduced by Amar Agarwal, MD, is an effective method for repositioning a dislocated 3-piece IOL in eyes without adequate capsular support, and it has advantages compared with suturing, according to Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, founding partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut, Garden City, NY.
Retina 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.
Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation with vitrectomy and pars plana treatment is effective in reducing IOP in patients with ultra-refractory glaucoma, reducing the need for medications and being relatively well tolerated by patients.