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

Purpose:

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

Methods:

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

Results:

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.

Conclusion:

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