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20 Gauge PPV is Preferred in Patients with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Maha Elshafei (Doha, Qatar) Cases with advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy with tough membranes that needs pars plana vitrectomy is better performed with 20 G. The instruments (forceps and scissors) we need in these procedures are way better in dealing with tough membranes. 23 G are suitable for diabetic vitreous hemorrhage with simple...

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20 Gauge Transconjunctival, Sutureless Vitrectomy: Technique and Audit of 120 Cases

Zachariah Koshy, JR Murdoch Advantages: 20 gauge instrumentation with the advantages of large bore fluidics, rigidity and range of instruments. Excellent wound closure and post operative tonus. Patient comfort. Time efficient. The results compare very well with conventional 20 gauge vitrectomy and 23/25 gauge vitrectomy. Methods: Description of technique with video and illustrations. Results from audit of 120 consecutive cases...

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Sutureless 20 Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Sutureless-20-Gauge-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy.flv Stratos V. Gotzaridis Advantages: Sutureless Transconjunctival 20 Gauge Vitrectomy (20G STV) is a modified technique that upgrades the conventional 20 Gauge to a minimal technique. It reduces the operating time and the post operative inflammation. Methods: Conjunctival diathermy over the ports before sclerostomy produced adhesions adequate to stop...

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Vitreous Dynamics: The New Solid Development Concept. Vitreous Flow Analysis in 20, 23 and 25 Gauge Cutters

Octaviano Magalhaes, MD (Los Angeles, CA), Lawrence P. Chong, MD (Los Angeles, CA), Charles DeBoer, PhD (Los Angeles, CA), Prashant R. Bhadri, PhD (Los Angeles, CA), Matheus McCormick, BS (Los Angeles, CA), Ralph Kerns, MS (Los Angeles, CA), Aaron Barnes, MS (Los Angeles, CA), Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD (Los Angeles, CA)* PURPOSE: To evaluate porcine vitreous and Balanced Saline Solution (BSS) flow rates and correlate these flows with...

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Comparison of Visual Recovery Time in Patients Undergoing 20g and 25-gauge Vitreous Surgery

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Comparison-of-Visual-Recovery-Time-in-Patients-Undergoing-20g and-25-gauge-Vitreous-Surgery.swf Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA (Cleveland, OH),* Mike Ward, MD (Cleveland, Ohio), Mohamed Shaker Alomram, MD (Manama, Bahrain), Llew Rao, MD (Cleveland, OH), Firas Seffo, MD (Cleveland, OH), Karim Jamal, MD (Cleveland, OH) PURPOSE: This study compares the rate of visual recovery in a consecutive case series of...

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20-gauge Transconjunctival Pars Plana Vitrectomy

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/videos/20-gauge-Transconjunctival-Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy.flv Rodrigo Jorge, MD, PhD (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil), André V. Gomes, MD (São Paulo, Brazil), Rubens C. Siqueira, MD, PhD (São José Do Rio Preto, Brazil), Rogerio A. Costa, MD, PhD (Araraquara, Brazil), Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH (Hershey, PA) SYNOPSIS The video shows a transconjunctival technique for pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) using 20-gauge...

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