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Successful Treatment of Peripheral Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy with Cryocoagulation During Retinal Detachment Repair - A New Surgical Technique

Journal Paper/Review - May 22, 2020

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Guber J, Lang C, Scholl H, Guber I, Valmaggia C. Successful Treatment of Peripheral Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy with Cryocoagulation During Retinal Detachment Repair - A New Surgical Technique. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020; 14:1413-1416.
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Journal Paper/Review (English)
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Clin Ophthalmol. 2020; 14
Publication Date
May 22, 2020
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1177-5467
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1413-1416
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Purpose
To evaluate the effect of extrascleral cryocoagulation for the treatment of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) during retinal detachment repair.

Methods
Patients with a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with peripheral PVR Grade C star-folds were included in this study and analysed retrospectively. In all patients, PVR star-folds were treated by extrascleral cryocoagulation.

Results
A total of six patients with a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with at least one peripheral PVR star-fold were included in this study. Reattachment of the retina was successfully achieved in all patients.

Conclusion
This novel and simple technique for the treatment of localized PVR using extrascleral cryocoagulation appears to be a safe and effective approach with favourable surgical success rates.