Novel Approach: Surgical technique for removing vitreous cor
The content describes a new surgical technique to remove vitreous cortex remnants.

--When the posterior vitreous is split, its outermost layer may remain attached to the retina, developing vitreoschisis-induced vitreous cortex remnants (VCR).

--Their role in macular pathology etiopathogenesis has been well documented; however, recently, it has been proposed that VCR also play a crucial role in proliferative vitreoretinopathy and consequent retinal redetachment.

--The prevalence of VCR is underestimated because triamcinolone acetonide is not routinely used for vitreous staining.

Vitreous cortex remnants (VCR) removal is challenging, and several surgical techniques have been proposed. Alternatively, a diamond-dusted membrane scraper (DDMS), already widely used in macular pathology treatment, can follow the contour of the retina, as it is a silicone tube, and removes VCR with its abrasive tip.

A DDMS may also be introduced in the vitreous cavity through a standard trocar. Finally, the use of a DDMS provides predictable feedback, making the learning curve short.

--In this case series, 34 eyes affected by primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were enrolled. The retinal redetachment rate was 2.9% at 6 months of follow-up, below the average literature value of 21%. No adverse events were reported.

Conclusively, A DDMS can be suitable for use in VCR removal.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aos.14933?af=R
Like
Comment
Share