NOV 26, 2019
In this video, Dr. Khalid Sabti demonstrates a technique for removing significant subretinal fibrosis during surgery for proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) retinal detachment. The standard technique for removing these subretinal membranes is through the retina by creating retinal holes within the detached retina—a technique that can significantly compromise the surgery's success. This modified method avoids the creation of retinal breaks by removing the membranes transclerally through a controlled environment that may help to increase the chances of success.
This technique was first published in the July 2015 issue of Retina: Subretinal Surgery Ab Externo: A Novel Approach to Access the Subretinal Space Without the Need for Retinotomy
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