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June 1990

Giant Retinal Tears-Reply

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Wyndmoor, Pa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(6):777. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070080019004

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In Reply.  —We thank Dr Meredith for his interest in our report describing the use of sodium hyaluronate to unfold giant tears. We agree that his technique of filling the eye partially with a gas bubble can be effectively used to repair certain giant tears, and we have employed a similar method ourselves.Numerous techniques have been described for the repair of giant retinal tears. There is certainly no universal consensus in the vitreoretinal field as to which technique is better. We believe that if the clinician is aware of the numerous modalities that can be employed, he or she can individualize the treatment to that which is best for each patient.

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