Cesare Forlini, Paolo Rossini, Antonio Aversano (Department of Ophthalmology, “S. Maria delle Croci” Hospital, Ravenna, Italy), Matteo Forlini (Eye Clinic, University of Modena, Italy)

Advantages:

To show there are no limits in the use of mini-invasive transconjunctival surgery.

Methods:

Several cases of particular and complex cases are shown (anterior segment complications, traumas, complex retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, ROP). The 25 and 23 gauge systems are used in a combined way (infusion 25g with 23g vitrectomy) in complex trauma cases.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Mini-invasive surgery is useful in complex cases: more are difficult more is suitable the little gauge of the instrument to move into the eyeball. Less conjunctival and scleral traumas help the patient for more quick recovery.