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September 1980

Vitreous Disturbance Following Discission-Reply

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Odessa, Tex

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(9):1656. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040508029

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In Reply.  —In response to Drs Verne and Cleasby, I would like to say that I cannot agree with them more. We are hoping to point out that an operation as simple as a discission may not always be that simple, and that one should be prepared to face such complications when they occur. I believe that with very careful observation, once knowing the possibility of the vitreous wick syndrome, one can take steps as need be when it does occur. Certainly 99% + of the discissions can well be done without difficulty and without the necessity of this vitreous instrumentation. As an anterior segment surgeon, however, one must be prepared to undertake the necessary vitreous surgery or have it done elsewhere immediately.

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