Paediatric Vitrectomy

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Mitrofanis Pavlidis


Paediatric vitrectomy is an excellent indication for 27G. Sutures are not necessary. The sclerotomies do not leak. The conjunctiva is not harmed and the postoperative recovery is fast. In the following chapter, the surgery for ROP and membrane peeling is described step by step.


Optic Nerve Retinal Detachment Vitreous Body Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Choroidal Detachment 
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Supplementary material

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Video 17.1 ROP_RE (WMV 152806 kb)
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Video 17.2 ROP_LE (WMV 190060 kb)
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Neurofibromatosis 2 (WMV 109740 kb)

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Intraoperative OCT (MPG 14574 kb)

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Video 17.5 Paediatric cataract with 27G (WMV 84598 kb)
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Video 17.6 PHPV and 27G (WMV 23727 kb)

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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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