Small-Gauge Approach in Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery
The small-incision approach to vitrectomy is not synonymous with pedriatic vitreoretinal surgery.
Selection of appropriate pediatric eyes for a small-incision approach requires careful consideration.
It is of primary importance to consider the importance of near-total vitreous removal, the ability to access the peripheral vitreous and vitreoretinal proliferation, and the importance of airtight/watertight wound closure.
There are select pediatric vitreoretinal pathologies for which a small-incision vitrectomy approach is a viable consideration