Vitrectomy for PVR Detachment Grade C

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Zoran Tomic


The following chapter describes step by step the surgical technique of a vitrectomy of a PVR detachment grade C.


Perfluorocarbon Liquid (PFCL) Encircling Band Recurrent Detachment Surface Tension Pressure Chandelier Light 
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Supplementary material

Video 13.1

PVR detachment (WMV 240994 kb)

Video 13.2

Membrane peeling in ARN (WMV 133696 kb)

Video 13.3

Cerclage (WMV 90608 kb)

Video 13.4

Cerclage removal (WMV 35711 kb)

Video 13.5

Extraction of a sponge and cerclage (WMV 13457 kb)

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Phacoemulsification (WMV 2575 kb)

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Iris retractors (WMV 1435 kb)

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Core vitrectomy (WMV 3347 kb)

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Vitreous base shaving (WMV 10622 kb)

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Staining with trypan blue (WMV 4395 kb)

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PVR peeling short (WMV 18781 kb)

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PVR peeling detailed (WMV 272851 kb)

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Peeling techniques for PVR detachment (WMV 227707 kb)

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Removal of peripheral membranes (WMV 8976 kb)

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Subretinal peeling (WMV 31699 kb)

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Removal of subretinal membranes (WMV 9306 kb)

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PFCL (WMV 2712 kb)

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Ando iridectomy (WMV 2731 kb)

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Silicone oil injection (WMV 6704 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Zoran Tomic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden

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