APR 17, 2019
Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Surgery
In this 1-Minute video, Drs. Philip Storey and Sunir Garg present a method for posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) induction using specific movements of vitrector. They engage the hyaloid over the disc with high aspiration, then move over the arcade in a side to side staggered motion like a drunk person walking. This allows for vitreous to enter the cutter with improved engagement, resulting in successful lifting of the posterior hyaloid face. Further vitrectomy propagates the PVD. An additional drunkwalk can be performed as needed to complete the surgery. This simple technique avoids the need for extra equipment and allows for efficient lifting of the hyaloid face.
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