Surgical management of macular holes involves removal of tractional prefovial vitreous cortex. Accurately identifying this adherent tissue can potentially decrease intraoperative complications. A new, effective technique using autologous whole blood can be used to identify and facilitate separation of the posterior cortical vitreous.
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