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Comparison of Postoperative Inflammation and Patient Discomfort Scores Following 20-Gauge, 23-Gauge, and 25-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Eyes with Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar*, Yaprak Banu Unver, Leyla Hazar, Nihat Sayýn, Yasar Kucuksumer, Ziya Kapran (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: Being less invasive, 23-gauge, and 25-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) techniques may cause less postoperative inflammation and patient discomfort. In this prospective study the aim was to compare postoperative inflammation and patient discomfort scores in eyes that underwent 20-gauge, 23-gauge, and...

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Primary 25-Gauge, 23-Gauge and 20-Gauge Vitrectomy in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Nur Acar*, Ziya Kapran, Yaprak Banu Unver, Yasar Kucuksumer, Turgay Satýcý (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: Primary vitrectomy allows visualization of all retinal breaks and performing effective retinopexy while enabling removal of all vitro tractions and membranes. Less invasive PPV techniques like 25-gauge and 23-gauge transconjunctival PPV provide rapid postoperative rehabilitation, and comfort for the patient. Methods: In this...

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