FEB 15, 2019
AAO 2018 Video Program
Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Surgery
Management of subretinal bands can be challenging during proliferative vitreoretinopathy–associated retinal detachment (RD) repair. We describe a stepwise management approach to address subretinal bands, including identification of appropriate locations and planes for obtaining access to subretinal bands, instrumentation and visualization strategies to grasp and remove subretinal bands, assessing traction during and after removal, and determining the extent of subretinal band removal required for retinal reattachment. Different visualization and instrumentation approaches are discussed.