Three-dimensional ocular endoscope system for vitrectomy
Authors Kita M, Kusaka M, Yamada H, Hama S
Received 28 June 2019
Accepted for publication 12 August 2019
Published 27 August 2019 Volume 2019:13 Pages 1641—1643
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Peer reviewer comments 4
Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Mihori Kita, Mami Kusaka, Hiroshi Yamada, Sachiyo Hama
Department of Ophthalmology, National Organization Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto, Japan
Correspondence: Mihori Kita
Department of Ophthalmology, National Organization Kyoto Medical Center, 1-1 Mukouhata-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8555, Japan
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Purpose: To introduce a new three-dimensional (3D) endoscope system for vitrectomy.
Subjects and methods: We report a single-center, retrospective, consecutive surgical case series of 391 eyes that underwent 25G hybrid vitrectomy. To create 3D endoscopic images, a 3D converter HD-3D-A was connected to a monocular endoscopic system.
Results: The 3D endoscope system was successfully used to perform hybrid vitrectomy. No intra- or postoperative complications related to this system were encountered in any of the cases.
Conclusion: This 3D endoscope system appears to be a valuable and promising tool for use in vitrectomy.
Keywords: endoscope, 3D, vitrectomy, hybrid, wide-angle view