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November 1992

Atlas of Vitroretinal Surgery

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(11):1540-1541. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080230040014

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This book was published with the intention of giving practicing ophthalmologists and those in training a comprehensive review of vitreoretinal surgery and the management of vitreoretinal diseases. The book opens with excellent chapters on surgical anatomic landmarks and preoperative evaluation of patients. The authors discuss in detail the instrumentation, equipment, and various vitreous substitutes used in this type of surgery. They proceed to describe the techniques for anesthesia and akinesia and methods for preparation of sclerotomy sites. This is followed by a comprehensive description of complete vitrectomy, membrane peeling, internal drainage, endolaser, retinotomies, retinectomies, bimanual surgery, and the use of vitreous substitutes.

The authors provide valuable hints on how to overcome impaired visualization of the posterior segment. A special chapter is devoted to the complications of cataract surgery, such as vitreous loss and dislocated lenses. Various methods for handling tractional and rhegmatogenous retinal detachments are described, including the use of

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