Retinal Detachment

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Mitrofanis Pavlidis


The following chapter reports about retinal detachment. The PVR detachment is described in a later chapter. First the Lincoff rules are explained and then three surgical procedures are described: pneumatic retinopexy, episcleral buckling with the BIOM and vitrectomy, as usual step by step.


Retinal Detachment Subretinal Fluid Vitreous Cavity Posterior Vitreous Detachment Retinal Break 
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Supplementary material

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Video 13.1 Pneumatic retinopexy with BIOM (WMV 17489 kb)
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Video 13.2 Episcleral buckling with BIOM 1 (WMV 210894 kb)
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Video 13.3 Episcleral buckling with BIOM 2 (WMV 70669 kb)
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Video 13.4 27G retinal detachment without PFCL (WMV 57811 kb)
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Video 13.5 Retinal detachment high myopia with PFCL (WMV 26326 kb)
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27G retinal detachment (WMV 35649 kb) (WMV 35649 kb)

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Video 13.7 27G Retinal detachment Constellation (WMV 25170 kb)
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Video 13.8 27G redetachment (WMV 47784 kb)


  1. 1.
    Ingrid Kreissig. Minimal surgery for retinal detachment. Thieme. ISBN 3131110619.Google Scholar
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    Heimann H, Bartz-Schmidt KU, et al. Scleral buckling versus primary vitrectomy in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a prospective randomized multicenter clinical study. Ophthalmology. 2007;114(12):2142–54.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Mitrofanis Pavlidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Augencentrum KölnCologneGermany

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