Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 459--461

Combination 20 and 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy: A new approach


Atul Kumar, Aashish Kakkar, Shveta Jindal, R Rajesh 
 Department of Vitreous Retina service, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi-11 00 29, India

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Atul Kumar
Vitreous-Retina Services, Dr. R. P. Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi -11 00 29
India

The advent of smaller gauge instrumentation allows for minimally invasive vitreoretinal surgery (MIVS) as compared to conventional pars plana vitrectomy. Sutureless posterior segment surgery has the advantages of faster wound healing, minimal surgical trauma, decreased convalescence period besides reduced postoperative astigmatism; however, slower gel removal and limited peripheral vitreous dissection are disadvantages with smaller gauge systems. We herein describe a new technique combining 23-gauge and 20-gauge vitrectomy to improve the effectiveness and outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery.


How to cite this article:
Kumar A, Kakkar A, Jindal S, Rajesh R. Combination 20 and 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy: A new approach.Indian J Ophthalmol 2009;57:459-461


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Kumar A, Kakkar A, Jindal S, Rajesh R. Combination 20 and 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy: A new approach. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];57:459-461
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