http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/videos/CesareForlini_1_VP6_768K.flv

Cesare Forlini (Ravenna, Italy), Matteo Forlini (Modena, Italy), Adriana Bratu (Ravenna, Italy), Paolo Rossini (Ravenna, Italy)

Advantages:

To describe the how is possible to customize the number of the trocars in the vitreoretinal surgery.

Methods:

This video shows how is possible to customize the number of the trocars (from the standard 3 to 0 ports) during a vitrectomy. Starting from the standard 3 ports vitrectomy, we can use 2 ports vitrectomy (with slit lamp or chandelier illumination); reducing to 1 port pars plana vitrectomy (by using “Reflow strategy”, personal technique with anterior chamber infusion) arriving to anterior vitrectomy via-limbus, typically used in case of anterior segment complications or trauma.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Among the cases, which were contributed for the study, anatomic and functional results seem to be better when the approach is reported to the individual case.