Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Surgical Techniques

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 7, 2011 - Medical - 186 pages
Since the development of 23G vitrectomy in 2004, the technique has revolutionized retinal surgery by overcoming a number of the problems associated with 20G and 25G systems and offering significant improvements in surgical capability and fluidics. This important book first discusses the instruments and equipment employed in 23G vitrectomy and then explains, step by step, the various surgical techniques with the aid of informative diagrams and many high-quality photos. In addition, videos are included that document the different procedures, from the straightforward to the demanding. This book will serve as an immensely useful guide for all surgeons who are intending to make use of this exciting and increasingly used technique.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to SmallGauge Vitrectomy
1
2 Equipment
7
3 General Considerations and Techniques of Pars Plana Vitrectomy
33
4 Special Techniques for Pars Plana Vitrectomy
41
5 Conventional Vitrectomy with 3Port Trocar Setup
71
6 Bimanual Vitrectomy with 4Port Trocar System
97
7 Diabetic Retinopathy
103
8 Dislocated Intracoular Lens IOL and Dropped Nucleus
113
9 Endophthalmitis
125
10 Retinal Detachment
131
11 Trauma
161
12 Surgical Pearls
171
Appendix
175
Subject Index
183
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Dr. Ulrich Spandau studied biology, mathematics and medicine at the University of Würzburg and subsequently underwent surgical training at the Eye Clinic, Koblenz. In 2006 he became Vice-Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg and now works as a specialist at the Department of Ophthalmology, Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset). Dr. Spandau has undertaken research in diverse areas of ophthalmology and is the author of some fifty publications.

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