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Vitreoretinal endoscope for the assessment of the peripheral retina and the ciliary body after large retinectomies in severe anterior PVR.
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PMID:  15085977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: We evaluated endoscopically the changes of the peripheral retina and the ciliary body after large retinectomies. METHODS: The peripheral retina and the ciliary body of 5 patients with anterior proliferative vitreoretinopathy after large retinectomies (> 180 degrees) were visualized endoscopically. RESULTS: The endoscope allowed a complete assessment of the peripheral retina and the ciliary body. Even the 12 o'clock part of the eye could be evaluated with the 30 degrees optic. The peripheral retina, a fibrosis and a detachment of the ciliary body can be visualized and assessed. The cause of the postoperative hypotony after large retinectomies is mainly related to fibrosis and detachment of the ciliary body. Surgeons can expect a postoperative hypotony if fibrosis and a large detachment of the ciliary body is seen during surgery with the help of an endoscope. CONCLUSION: Endoscopic vitreoretinal visualization of the pars plana and ciliary body is a useful additional technique after large retinectomies in the treatment of anterior PVR.
Frank Faude; Peter Wiedemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0165-5701     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-16     Completed Date:  2004-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinikum Offenburg Eye Hospital, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Ciliary Body / pathology*
Endoscopy / methods*
Ocular Hypotension / diagnosis,  etiology
Postoperative Complications*
Retina / pathology*,  surgery
Silicone Oils
Uveal Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Oils

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