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October 1972

Two Band Procedure in Retinal Detachment Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Retina Unit, St. Michael's Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(4):388-393. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030390007

A two band procedure is proposed for difficult and complicated retinal detachments. To date it has been used successfully in more than 120 patients with an anatomic reattachment rate of 82.5%. It is advocated primarily for those conditions in which silicone explants, meridional implants, and broad encircling elements prove inadequate. Only three complications directly related to this procedure have been recorded.