Cian Roberto, Tavolato Marco, Galan Alessandro


To evaluate the safety and efficacy of two port vitrectomy for a variety of vitreoretinal conditions on previously nonvitrectomized eyes


In this single centre, retrospective, interventional case series comprised 357 eyes of 354 patients who had two port vitrectomy with slit lamp illumination. Cataract surgery was performed at the same time only if the lens status didn’t allow to perform the vitrectomy. The follow up was 6 months. At the first and all follow-up examination best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), lens status, intraoperative and postoperative complication were recorded.


No intraoperative complications were noted. Median VA improved from 20/50 (logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution, 0.75) preoperatively to 20/125 (0.42) at final visit. No detectable inflammation was noted in any eyes by 4 weeks postoperatively. 6 retinal detachment occurred during follow-up period (1.68%). Cataract formation was noted in 75 eyes (21%). No endophtalmitis were noted.


Two port vitrectomy with slit lamp illumination is a safe and effective procedure for posterior segment disease.