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Retinal Detachment Surgery and Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

From Scleral Buckling to Small Gauge Vitrectomy

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Zoran Tomic
  • Diego Ruiz-Casas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Salvador Pastor-Idoate, Salvatore Di Lauro, José Carlos López, José Carlos Pastor
      Pages 11-23
  3. Before Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 45-61
    3. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 63-66
    4. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 67-75
  4. Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 79-87
    3. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 89-91
    4. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 93-104
    5. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 105-120
    6. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 121-129
    7. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 131-145
    8. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 147-152
    9. Ulrich Spandau, Zoran Tomic
      Pages 153-155
  5. Special and Advanced Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157

About this book


This clinically oriented book provides a complete  overview of Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) Retinal  Detachment, a difficult surgical challenge faced by  ophthalmologists. Small gauge vitrectomy offers new  possibilities to tackle  this  difficult pathology however this surgical approach  may  differ from one  retinal surgeon to the next. To reflect the various approaches to treating PVR, the book  is divided up in  three parts. In the first part the authors describe the complete variety  of surgical  techniques applied to PVR detachment. In the second section, well-known international  surgeons from  Europe to Asia describe  their personal surgical approach  for PVR detachment  and  demonstrate their surgery in videos. In the third part, a  large  variety of retinal surgeons show case reports of PVR  retinal detachment to give a complete overview of dealing  with this complex retinal disorder. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Zoran Tomic
    • 2
  • Diego Ruiz-Casas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Retina DepartmentHospital Ramón y CajalMadridSpain

About the editors

Ulrich Spandau, MD, PhD studied medicine at the University of Würzburg in Germany before completing residencies in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg. He undertook further surgical training at the Eye Clinic, Koblenz and became an accredited specialist in ophthalmology in 2003. In 2004 Dr. Spandau was appointed Oberarzt (consultant) in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mannheim-Heidelberg, and he subsequently became Vice Director of the department. He completed his PhD and received his venia legendi in 2005. In 2008 Dr. Spandau became Consultant and Head of Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden. He has been an associate professor since 2013. He has published 52 in indexed, peer-reviewed journals and is co-editor of several previous Springer books, including Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy.

Zoran Tomic, MD, completed his master degree in Novi Sad from 1982-1994 before completing a fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Rotterdam. Since 1995 Dr Tomic has held the position of consultant at the University Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden, and as Chief Vitreoretinal surgeon since 2000. His professional associations include the Association of Ophthalmologists Serbia, SLD, Swedish Society of Ophthalmology, The Nordic Vitreoretinal Society, European Vitreoretinal Society, Euretina and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Diego Ruiz-Casas, MD, PhD completed his undergraduate studies at University of Zaragoza. He received his PhD in Medicine and Surgery with honors at University of Alcalá de Henares. After his residency at Ramón y Cajal university Hospital, he underwent further training in vitreoretinal surgery at several international eye clinics.

Currently, he works as retina consultant at the Ophthalmology Service at Ramón y Cajal university Hospital, Madrid, and is also active as private consultantHis surgical expertise is retinal detachmnet, macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, phacoemulsification, and anterior segment reconstruction.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Retinal Detachment Surgery and Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Book Subtitle From Scleral Buckling to Small Gauge Vitrectomy
  • Editors Ulrich Spandau
    Zoran Tomic
    Diego Ruiz-Casas
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-78445-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08700-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-78446-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 418
  • Number of Illustrations 74 b/w illustrations, 536 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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“The book is written for practicing vitreoretinal surgeons, addressing the need for a well‐written practical manual for PVR detachment surgery approaches and current consensus. … This book in the era of small vitrectomy is a valuable addition …” (Diana V Do, Doody's Book Reviews, August 23, 2019)