Transconjunctival Sutureless 23-gauge Vitrectomy for Diabetic Retinopathy. Review

Author(s): Jose G. Arumi, Anna Boixadera, Vicente Martinez-Castillo, Borja Corcostegui

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 5 , Issue 1 , 2009

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This paper reviews the current experience and trends in 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy in those patients that need a surgical intervention for either vitreous hemorrhage, fibrovascular proliferation with traction retinal detachment affecting or threatening the macula, traction-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, or refractory macular edema with taut posterior hyaloid. Since the instruments in 23-gauge vitrectomy are less flexible and perform in a more similar way to 20-gauge instruments, the vitrectomy is more thorough and for more complex manoeuvres can be done. The 23-gauge transconjuntival sutureless vitrectomy avoids some of the shortcomings of the 25- gauge systems.

Keywords: Transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy, Diabetic macular edema, Traction retinal detachment, Diabetic retinopathy, Vitreous hemorrhage

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Year: 2009
Page: [63 - 66]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157339909787314194

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