Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR)

  • H. MacKenzie Freeman
  • Felipe I. Tolentino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR): An Update

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carl Claes, H. MacKenzie Freeman, Felipe I. Tolentino
      Pages 3-11
    3. Bert M. Glaser
      Pages 12-21
    4. H. MacKenzie Freeman, Susan G. Elner, Felipe I. Tolentino, Charles L. Schepens, Victor M. Elner, Daniel M. Albert
      Pages 22-33
    5. Susan G. Elner, Victor M. Elner, Roberto Díaz-Rohena, H. MacKenzie Freeman, Felipe I. Tolentino, Daniel M. Albert
      Pages 34-45
    6. Felipe I. Tolentino, H. MacKenzie Freeman
      Pages 46-53
    7. Stanley Chang, Harvey Lincoff, Emin Ozmert, Dov Weinberger, Peter J. G. Maris
      Pages 54-59
    8. Anne M. Hanneken, Ronald G. Michels
      Pages 60-69
    9. Brooks W. McCuen II, Eugene de Juan Jr., Robert Machemer
      Pages 70-75
    10. Relja Živojnović, Diane A. E. Mertens, Ed Peperkamp, Sima Pavlović, Houdijn W. Beekhuis, Riel van Rij et al.
      Pages 76-80
    11. Mark S. Blumenkranz, Michael K. Hartzer
      Pages 81-87
    12. Walter H. Stern, John S. Lean, The Silicone Study Group
      Pages 88-96
  3. A Discussion of Common Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Gary W. Abrams, Steven T. Charles, William H. Havener, Robert Machemer, Charles L. Schepens, Walter H. Stern
      Pages 97-102
  4. PVR: Reports of Current Clinical and Research Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Alexander R. Irvine, George F. Hilton, Lawrence I. Lonn, Ariah Schwartz, The Silicone Study Group
      Pages 105-109
    3. R. Sloan Wilson, David V. Poer, James H. Landers
      Pages 110-116
    4. Norman P. Blair
      Pages 117-123

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide an update both on the present management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) and on clinical and experimental research being done to control this disease. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the current management of PVR. The Retina Society Classification of PVR is based in part on a gradation of severity from minimal to massive; therefore, this book attempts to correlate the management of PVR with its severity. The treatment of PVR of varying degrees of severity, from mild to the most severe form, is described by those authors with extensive experience with this spectrum of cases. Much progress has been made in the management of severe PVR as a result of vitreous injections, vitrectomy, periretinal membrane surgery, and retinal surgery. Authors in this book show that in mild and moderately severe PVR excellent results can be obtained with techniques that are less invasive and possibly less likely to stimulate further abnormal cellular proliferation. The new modalities for treatment of PVR are discussed by authors having extensive experience with them. The current status of pharmacological treatment and new concepts of the pathobiology of PVR are discussed. The second part of the book deals with questions frequently encountered in the management of PVR. These questions are answered by a panel of experts including Gary W. Abrams, Steven T. Charles, William H. Havener, Robert Machemer, Charles L. Schepens, and Walter H. Stern.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. MacKenzie Freeman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Felipe I. Tolentino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA
  3. 3.Ophthalmic Microsurgery LaboratoryEye Research Institute of Retina FoundationBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8398-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3910-9
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