Severe Perforating Injuries Treated with Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Published on Jun 1, 1976in American Journal of Ophthalmology4.013
· DOI :10.1016/0002-9394(76)90354-8
William E. Benson2
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(UM: University of Miami),
Robert Machemer38
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(UM: University of Miami)
: Forty-one patients underwent vitrectomy through the pars plana for sequelae of severe penetrating injuries. Almost all were inoperable by conventional techniques. After a minimum follow-up time of six months, 13 eyes (32%) had visual improvement and six (15%) were technical successes. The main cause for failure was intravitreal proliferation of fibrous tissue.
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