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August 1983

Early Vitrectomy in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto; and the Department of Ophthalmology, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(8):1204-1205. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020206006

• Pars plana vitrectomy was carried out in 140 patients with useful to excellent visual acuity associated with elevated proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A substantial reduction in the incidence of traction retinal detachment occurred and a significant improvement in visual prognosis was achieved.