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June 1995

Use of Intravitreal Autologous Blood to Identify Posterior Cortical Vitreous in Macular Hole Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(6):822-823. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100060148050

Surgical management of macular holes involves removal of tractional prefovial vitreous cortex. Accurately identifying this adherent tissue can potentially decrease intraoperative complications. A new, effective technique using autologous whole blood can be used to identify and facilitate separation of the posterior cortical vitreous.