Mohamed El-Deeb (Cairo, Egypt)

Advantages:

This video shows the classic surgical steps for management of cases of diabetic vitreous hemorrhage with tractional retinal detachment. If the surgeon masters these steps, he will achieve very satisfactory surgical results.

Methods:

This video shows the classic surgical steps for management of vitreous hemorrhage with tractional retinal detachment, which are: Core vitrectomy, followed by relieving the anteroposterior traction (circumcision of the A-P traction), relieving the tangential traction by removing the epiretinal membranes using segmentation and delamination. Each instrument can be used in multiple ways to avoid frequent entries and exits.

Effectiveness / Safety:

These classic steps are known to be the standard surgical steps for diabetic vitrectomy. Following these steps usually achieves good results and decreases the incidence of complications.

Take home message:

It’s essential to follow the standard surgical steps in cases of diabetic vitrectomy to achieve good results.