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May 1972

Vitreous Band Surgery: Instrumentation and Technique

Author Affiliations

Milwaukee; Miami, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Dr. Aaberg), and the Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla (Dr. Machemer).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(5):542-544. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020544011

An instrument (vitreous punch) is used for severing vitreous bands. A case is described as representative of the technique utilized in four patients. It is emphasized that this instrument is designed to sever localized vitreous bands and not diffuse vitreous membranes.

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