By Manish Nagpal, MD; Sidharth Satyendrakumar Bhardwaj, MS
    AAO 2014

    Relaxing retinectomy is an important step during vitrectomy for proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), wherein contraction and retinal shortening prevent contact of the retina with the retinal pigment epithelium. This video demonstrates various situations related to PVR-based retinal contraction in which retinectomy is carried out to relax the tautness and settle the retina. The roles of diathermy, perfluorocarbon liquids, and silicon oil are demonstrated as well.