Small-Gauge Approach in Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery

  • A. CaponeJr.
Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)
  • 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


Retinal Detachment Ciliary Body Vitreoretinal Surgery Posterior Capsular Opacification Macular Pucker 
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  • A. CaponeJr.
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  1. 1.BirminghamUSA

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