27-Gauge Vitrectomy

Minimal Sclerotomies for Maximal Results

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Mitrofanis Pavlidis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. 27G

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 3-11
  3. Optimal Tools for 27G

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 15-40
  4. Optimal Techniques for 27G

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 43-57
    3. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 59-73
    4. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 75-79
    5. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 81-94
  5. Surgeries for 27G

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 97-99
    3. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 101-105
    4. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 107-121
    5. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 123-128
    6. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 147-158
    7. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 159-202
    8. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 203-238
    9. Ulrich Spandau, Mitrofanis Pavlidis
      Pages 239-249

About this book

Introduction

This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to operate with 27G instrumentation in a wide range of surgical indications, including vitreous floaters, macular holes, dropped nucleus, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, submacular hemorrhage, retinopathy of prematurity and much trauma. All surgeries are approached in cookbook fashion, with initial coverage of the “ingredients” (devices and instruments) and then meticulous description of preparation and performance with supporting photographs, drawings, and videos. In addition, the differences and benefits in comparison with 23G and 25G vitrectomy are highlighted.

Small-gauge vitrectomy has radically changed the ways in which vitrectomy is performed. 27G vitrectomy is the most recent and most exciting development in small-gauge vitrectomy. The healing time is faster but the small diameter prolongs the duration of surgery. This obstacle has been overcome with powerful new vitrectomy machines and revolutionary vitreous cutters with two cutting blades making 27G vitrectomy as fast as 25G. This new equipment has expanded the indications for 27G surgeries immensely from detachment surgery to retinopathy of prematurity and the advent of new instruments may make 27G the gold standard in the future. This book, written by authors with huge experience in 27G vitrectomy, will enable surgeons to fully exploit its advantages.

Keywords

Combined phaco vitrectomy Dropped nucleous MICVIT Macular pucker Retinal detachement

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Mitrofanis Pavlidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Augencentrum KölnCologneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20236-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20235-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20236-5
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