Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93--99

Surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy: New tips and tricks


Patrick Oellers, Tamer H Mahmoud 
 Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

Correspondence Address:
Tamer H Mahmoud
Duke Eye Center, 2351 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
USA

Over the recent years, retina specialists have enjoyed significant improvements in the surgical management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy including improved preoperative planning, vitreoretinal instrumentation and new surgical maneuvers. In this review, we present new tips and tricks such as preoperative pharmacotherapy approaches including pegaptanib injection and biodegradable dexamethasone implantation, bimanual vitrectomy techniques and the concept of mixing small gauges as well as valved cannulas and intraoperative optical coherence tomography. With advanced surgical planning and sophisticated operative maneuvers tailored to the individual patient, excellent outcomes can be achieved even in severe cases of diabetic tractional detachment.


How to cite this article:
Oellers P, Mahmoud TH. Surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy: New tips and tricks.J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2016;11:93-99


How to cite this URL:
Oellers P, Mahmoud TH. Surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy: New tips and tricks. J Ophthalmic Vis Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];11:93-99
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