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Persistence is key when promoting surgical innovationsA surgical innovation is defined as a quantum improvement in the treatment of a particular disease or group of diseases, and it usually is developed by an individual or a small group working together, said John Thompson, MD.
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentation
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentationThe use of 27-gauge instrumentation provides several surgical advantages compared with larger tools in retinal surgery, particularly in difficult cases.
Paradigm shifting for ILM peeling, prone position after vitrectomyPeeling of the internal limiting membrane has increasingly become a dogma of surgical retina, while maintenance of the face-down positioning may become anachronistic in many cases.
Pearls for managing tricky cataracts in post-vitrectomy eyesCataract 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.
How to avoid explosive silicone oil injector separationEnsuring 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.
Glued IOL technique favored for securing dislocated IOLThe 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.
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.
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhage
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhageA group of surgeons were faced with a suprachoroidal hemorrhage following trauma, and decided to break the ‘rules’ when tackling the case, and came out with surprisingly good results.
New blade design allows higher flow, greater cut ratesA modified vitreous cutter blade design has been found to allow surgeons a much higher flow while doubling cute rate.
Surgery with 25- and 27-gauge tools mostly similar with minor variancesA comparison of small-gauge instrumentation reveals some subtle differences in surgical technique.