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August 1991

Pneumatic Retinopexy (A Clinical Symposium, August 5-6, 1988, San Diego, Calif)

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1070. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080080030015

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This book, which is a compendium of presentations given at a clinical symposium in August 1988 in San Diego, Calif, begins with a disclaimer stating that pneumatic retinopexy (PR), to date, is not generally accepted as a standard of care by the medical profession. The "Foreword" by George Hilton highlights the recent experience with PR and its efficacy in certain types of retinal detachments. After reading the entire book, it became apparent that PR is a valid procedure for certain types of retinal detachments. In particular, the book explains that PR is useful for patients with one or more breaks not exceeding 1 clock hour (in width) located in the superior 8 clock hours (between the 8-o'clock and 4-o'clock positions in clockwise fashion), and excluding proliferative vitreoretinopathy grades C and D.

"... deals with many aspects of PR that face today's vitreoretinal surgeons."

Section 1, "Background, Protocol, and Steps," details the

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