Combining Cataract Surgery with 25-Gauge High-Speed Pars Plana Vitrectomy: Results from a Retrospective Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report postoperative complications in eyes that underwent 25-gauge high-speed pars plana vitrectomy (25G HS-PPV) alone or combined with phaco-vitrectomy surgery for epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, or macular hole.Design: Retrospective, interventional case series.Participants: A total of 565 eyes were included in this study of vitreoretinal surgery performed from April 2011 to June 2012 by a single surgeon.Methods: Eyes were divided into 2 groups: group A included eyes that underwent phacoemulsification combined with 25G HS-PPV (348 eyes), and group B included pseudophakic eyes that underwent 25G HS-PPV alone (217 eyes). Follow-up was from a minimum of 4 months to a (Read more...)

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