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May 1974

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Due to Macular HoleManagement With Cryotherapy and a Y-Shaped Sling

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Ophthalmology and the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Dr. Feman is now with Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(5):371-372. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060383007

A macular hole was responsible for retinal detachment in 0.5% of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment operated on at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Surgical treatment with cryotherapy and a Y-shaped sling made of cylindrical silicone sponge resulted in anatomically successful repairs in all cases.