J.F. Le Rouic, F. Becquet, D. Ducournau


To report the usefulness of the slit lamp which allows bimanual surgery in complex retinal surgery such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy.


Presentation of demonstrative cases in which bimanual surgery under slit lamp illumination was helpful for the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.


During surgery, slit lamp provides a good illumination of the fundus and a perfect visualization of the retino-vitreal relations. It leaves a hand free for a bimanual dissection of posterior proliferation and for a self scleral depression during peripheral vitrectomy dissection and photocoagulation.


Slit lamp is a useful tool in the management of proliferative diabetic retnopathy.