Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 484
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1136-1140

Feasibility and safety of vitrectomy under topical anesthesia in an office-based setting


1 Centro De Retina Médica Y Quirúrgica, S.C., Centro Médico Puerta De Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
2 Centro De Retina Médica Y Quirúrgica, S.C., Centro Médico Puerta De Hierro; Tecnologico De Monterrey, Escuela De Medicina Y Ciencias De La Salud, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
3 Tecnologico De Monterrey, Escuela De Medicina Y Ciencias De La Salud, Zapopan, Jalisco, México

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arturo Santos
Centro De Retina Medica Y Quirurgica, S.C. Boulevard Puerta De Hierro 5150-202 A, Puerta De Hierro, 44160 Zapopan, Jalisco
México
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_289_18

Rights and Permissions

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of office-based vitreoretinal procedures. Methods: Patients undergoing primary elective pars plana vitrectomy were elected for surgery in an office-based setting (performed in a minor procedure room under topical anesthesia [TA] and oral anxiolysis). Rates of surgical objective achievement, surgical timing, and comfort were recorded to evaluate feasibility. Intraoperative and postoperative adverse events were assessed to evaluate safety. Results: Office-based vitrectomy surgery was performed in 34 eyes of 30 patients. The mean surgical time was 12.351 ± 8.21 min. Surgical objectives were achieved in 100% of cases. The mean best-corrected visual acuity improvement was 9.08 letters (P < 0.0001). During most parts of the procedure, no patient reported pain or discomfort. Neither intraoperative nor postoperative adverse events were reported until the final follow-up visit. Conclusion: Office-based vitreoretinal procedures under TA could be as feasible and as safe as vitreoretinal procedures under conventional anesthesia.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed729    
    Printed3    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded150    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal