Vitreoretinal surgery has become a widely used ophthalmic surgical procedure since the late sixties. However, it remained an intensively developing field of surgical interventions, and indications still become wider and wider. The procedure starts with the removal of vitreous body, blood or inflammatory material from the vitreous cavity. After this, the given retinal disease, such as retinal detachment, macular hole, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, intraocular foreign body, etc. can be properly treated in situ. For that purpose a number of fine intraocular instruments, fluids, gases can be used. While the anatomical success rate can be up to 95%, the final visual outcome, due to the fact that the retina is not rarely seriously damaged, is less enthusiastic. However, a great number of previously untreatable vitreoretinal diseases can be managed in this way, nowadays.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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