Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) is a commonly used surgical technique in the management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Surgeons on many occasions do not have an assistant who can do scleral indentation to facilitate vitreous removal from around, or drainage from a peripheral retinal tear. Retinal detachment surgery can be regarded as a retinal tear surgery and subretinal fluid (SRF) can be left behind as long as retinal breaks have been treated with appropriate retinopexy and a tamponade agent is expected to close all retinal tears. However, controversy exists regarding the possibility of causing a retinal fold if a significant amount of SRF was left at the macula at the end of PPV. Conventionally, a drainage retinotomy is created or heavy liquid is employed intraoperatively when it is not possible to completely drain SRF through existing peripheral tears. When a retinal detachment occurs in a previously vitrectomized eye, a second PPV surgery is usually required. While this could be essential for cases of with proliferative vitreo-retinal proliferation, a significant number of retinal detachments in eyes that had previous PPV could be treated with gas tamponade and retinopexy alone in the office. The aim of this presentation is to describe several techniques that can be of help for surgeons undertaking pars plana vitrectomy surgery for treating retinal detachment. These techniques include self-indentation with the light pipe; transretinal drainage of subretinal fluid and the log roll postoperative posturing technique to prevent macular folds. I will be also discussing a modified technique for pneumatic retinopexy to treat post PPV surgery retinal detachment.