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Management of Rhegmatogenous RD Associated with Giant Tear

Purpose: To investigate the anatomic and visual outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) associated with giant tear. Associated procedures to vitrectomy were evaluated. Background: The incidence of retinal giant tear in RRD is very low. It represents 0.5% of all retinal detachments. The recurrence of RRD with gian tears is essentially due to the difficulties in re-attaching the posterior...

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Management of Thick Submacular Hemorrhage: Do I Need a Forceps or Not ?

Purpose: To evaluate the outcome of pars plana vitrectomy, subretinal tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) infusion (25 μg) OR subretinal clot evacuation with a forceps. An intraocular gas tamponade with and without postsurgical antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection for submacular hemorrage was applied per and post operatively. The procedure was followed by having the patient remain in the prone position during five...

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