Surgical Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To examine possible differences in clinical outcomes between pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and scleral buckling (SB) for uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). Design: Meta-analysis. Participants: Adult patients with uncomplicated RRD from previously reported randomized controlled trials of PPV and SB. Methods: A comprehensive literature search using the Cochrane Collaboration methodology to identify randomized controlled trials comparing PPV with SB for uncomplicated RRD. Main Outcome Measures: Analysis was divided into phakic and pseudophakic/aphakic patients. Primary outcome parameters included proportion of primary reattachment and difference of means of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 6 months or more between the PPV and (Read more...)

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