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March 1981

A New Operating Table for the Management of Giant Retinal Breaks

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Hospital Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(3):498-499. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010500025

• For management of giant retinal breaks, I have developed an operating table that can rotate around its longitudinal and transverse axes 360°. When this table is used in conjunction with intravitreal injection of air, a giant break can easily be tamponaded, regardless of its location.