Surgical Techniques

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Zoran Tomic


The following chapter gives an introduction for the surgical techniques employed at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, for the surgical management of a retinal detachment.


Episcleral Buckling Complicated Detachments Chandelier Light Segmental Buckle Pneumatic Retinopexy 
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Supplementary material

Video 8.1

Left old vitreous cutter right novel TDC cutter with 6000 cpm and 450 mmHg (WMV 9422 kb)

Video 8.2

Regular cutter (WMV 19100 kb)

Video 8.3

Flow regular cutter (MPG 9184 kb)

Video 8.4

TDC cutter (WMV 19228 kb)

Video 8.5

Flow TDC cutter (MPG 7636 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Zoran Tomic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Uppsala HospitalUppsalaSweden

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