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Sutureless 25g and 23g Vitrectomy Under Topical Anaesthesia

Ioannis P. Theocharis, MD (Athens, Attica, Greece), Zoran Tomic, MD (Uppsala, Sweden), Anastassia Alexandridou, MD, PhD (Athens, Greece) PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and patients’ tolerance to topical anaesthesia in vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS: 38 (n=38) patients (group A) were operated with 25g (n=25) and 23g (n=13) vitrectomy under topical anaesthesia with 2% lidocaine gel, for various vitreoretinal diseases (macula holes,...

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25g Vitrectomy with Topical Anaesthesia

I. P. Theocharis, Z. Tomic, A. Alexandridou, N. J. Gilli Purpose: To evaluate the safety and patients’ tolerance to topical anaesthesia in vitreoretinal surgery in selected cases, including combined phaco-vitrectomy procedures, macula surgery and cases of complicated cataract surgery as well. Methods: Twelve (12) patients were operated with 25g vitrectomy under topical anaesthesia with 2% unpreserved xylocaine gel for various...

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