Postoperative Vitreous Hemorrhage After Diabetic 23-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy

Purpose: To report the frequency of postoperative vitreous hemorrhage (VH) in eyes that underwent primary 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for nonclearing VH resulting from proliferative diabetic retinopathy, as well as associated risk factors.Design: Retrospective, consecutive, interventional case series.Methods: setting: Institutional (Retina Service of Wills Eye Institute). study population: One hundred seventy-three eyes of 157 patients. intervention: Twenty-three–gauge PPV for nonclearing diabetic VH. main outcome measures: Percentage of eyes in which postoperative VH developed, categorized as early, delayed, or severe persistent, as well as percentage requiring reoperation.Results: During a mean follow-up of 32 weeks, 56 (32%) of 173 eyes demonstrated postoperative (Read more...)

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