Segmentation and removal of fibrovascular membranes with high-speed 23 G transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy, in severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Authors Celik E, Sever O, Horozoglu F, Yanyalı A
Received 26 August 2015
Accepted for publication 16 February 2016
Published 17 May 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 903—910
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Erkan Celik, 1 Ozkan Sever, 2 Fatih Horozoglu, 2 Ates Yanyali 3
1Sakarya University Medical Education and Research Hospital, Sakarya, 2Namik Kemal University, School of Medicine, Tekirdag, 3Haydarpasa Numune Medical Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of high-speed (5,000 cuts per minute) 23 G transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) in severe diabetic fibrovascular proliferation (DFVP).
Patients and methods: In this retrospective consecutive case series, patients who underwent 23 G TSV for severe DFVP between October 2011 and March 2014 at our institution were evaluated. 23 G TSV was performed with a high-speed (5,000 cuts per minute) cutter without a chandelier light.
Results: The mean follow-up period was 8 months (range: 4– 23 months). Of the 27 eyes of 27 patients, 14 eyes (52%) underwent concomitant phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation, nine eyes (33%) were pseudophakic, and four eyes were phakic (15%). DFVP was removed with ease in all, and visual acuity was improved in 18 (67%) eyes. Iatrogenic retinal tear was observed in four eyes (15%) and treated successfully during surgery. Suture placement to a single sclerotomy was performed in eight eyes (30%). Postoperative intraocular hemorrhage was observed in five eyes (18%). Cataract formation was observed in two of the four phakic eyes. Three (11%) patients had postoperative intraocular pressure rise. Postoperative hypotony (≤ 6 mmHg) and endophthalmitis were not observed in any eye.
Conclusion: The segmentation and removal of fibrovascular membranes with high-speed 23 G TSV seems to be a safe and easy method in severe diabetic eye disease.
Keywords: diabetic fibrovascular proliferation, transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy, high speed
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