Vitreo-retinal Surgery

  • Stanislao Rizzo
  • Fabio Patelli
  • David R. Chow

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. A. C. Barnes, C. M. DeBoer, P. R. Bhadri, O. Magalhaes Jr., R. M. Kerns, M. T. McCormick et al.
    Pages 9-29
  3. C. Eckardt
    Pages 37-44
  4. S. Rizzo, M. Palla
    Pages 45-48
  5. S. Rizzo, F. Genovesi-Ebert, F. Patelli
    Pages 49-56
  6. F. Patelli, P. Radice
    Pages 105-110
  7. G. Garcia-Aguirre, H. Quiroz-Mercado
    Pages 111-118
  8. G. Garcia-Aguirre, V. Morales-Canton, H. Quiroz-Mercado
    Pages 119-121
  9. F. A. Rezende, M. Kickinger
    Pages 123-145
  10. J. F. Arevalo, J. G. Sanchez, W. R. Freeman
    Pages 147-156
  11. F. Genovesi-Ebert, S. Rizzo, M. Palla
    Pages 175-180
  12. A. Gupta, S. D. Schwartz
    Pages 181-186
  13. C. Claes, A. Lafeta
    Pages 195-200
  14. D. R. Chow, D. Polya
    Pages 201-207
  15. S. Rizzo, F. Genovesi-Ebert, F. Patelli
    Pages 209-211
  16. S. Binder, B. Wimpissinger, L. Kellner
    Pages 213-222
  17. M. Ohji, S. Huang, P. Kaiser, P. Tornambe, S. Gotzaridis
    Pages 223-230
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 231-234

About this book


Since the introduction of vitrectomy in the 1970s, vitreoretinal surgery has rapidly developed. Initially, new instrumentations were created to facilitate intraocular maneuvers and to treat almost all the vitreoretinal pathologies. High speed vitrectome probs, forceps, scissors, endolaser probes, and new light sources (xenon/photon light) permit us to perform safer surgeries.

However, in the last few years the approach to vitreoretinal surgery has changed with the introduction of small gauge instruments and sutureless surgery. At present there is still confusion among vitreoretinal surgeons about the use of 25-, 23- or 20-gauge sutureless systems.

Leading surgeons in the field were recruited to offer their insights into the sutureless techniques they perform.

Topics dealt with in the book include:

fluidics and technical characteristics of 23- and 25-gauge systems

basic vitrectomy techniques of 23- and 25-gauge systems

sclerotomy characteristics of the sutureless approach

advantages and disadvantages of the sutureless technique

vitreoretinal pathologies treated with 23- and 25-gauge systems

complications of the sutureless technique

current clinical data


education pathology retina

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanislao Rizzo
    • 1
  • Fabio Patelli
    • 2
  • David R. Chow
    • 3
  1. 1.Eye Surgery ClinicSanta Chiara HospitalPisaItaly
  2. 2.Milano Retina CenterMilanoItaly
  3. 3.University of TorontoNorth YorkCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69461-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68586-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
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