Hybrid wide-angle viewing-endoscopic vitrectomy using a 3D visualization system
Authors Kita M, Mori Y, Hama S
Received 8 November 2017
Accepted for publication 18 January 2018
Published 12 February 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 313—317
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Review by Single anonymous peer review
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Mihori Kita, Yuki Mori, Sachiyo Hama
Department of Ophthalmology, National Organization Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto, Japan
Purpose: To introduce a hybrid wide-angle viewing-endoscopic vitrectomy, which we have reported, using a 3D visualization system developed recently.
Subjects and methods: We report a single center, retrospective, consecutive surgical case series of 113 eyes that underwent 25 G vitrectomy (rhegmatogenous retinal detachment or proliferative vitreoretinopathy, 49 eyes; epiretinal membrane, 18 eyes; proliferative diabetic retinopathy, 17 eyes; vitreous opacity or vitreous hemorrhage, 11 eyes; macular hole, 11 eyes; vitreomacular traction syndrome, 4 eyes; and luxation of intraocular lens, 3 eyes).
Results: This system was successfully used to perform hybrid vitrectomy in the difficult cases, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Conclusion: Hybrid wide-angle viewing-endoscopic vitrectomy using a 3D visualization system appears to be a valuable and promising method for managing various types of vitreoretinal disease.
Keywords: 25 G vitrectomy, endoscope, wide-angle viewing system, 3D visualization system, hybrid
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