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Is Face Down Positioning Necessary in Macular Hole Surgery?

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2005/congress/Is-Face-Down-Positioning-Necessary-in-Macular-Hole-Surgery.swf Jan-Olof Carlsson Purpose: To evaluate the possibility of abandon face down positioning in order to widen the indications for idiopathic macular hole surgery and to facilitate the postoperative period without compromising the success rate. Methods: One experienced surgeon, using a standard 3-port vitrectomy, ILM peeling and fluid-gas...

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Illuminated Vitrector, Facilitates Bimanual Vitrectomy and Benefits in Macular Hole Surgery without Demand for Face Down

Jan-Olof Carlsson Purpose: The advantage of bimanual vitrectomy is wellknown by vitreoretinal surgeons. The reason for using a prototype of an illuminated vitrector is an ambition to further facilitate development of this technique. The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the capacity and consistency of this instrument as the only vitrectorprobe used, both in straightforward and complex surgery. The other purpose was to evaluate...

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