Posterior Hyaloid Contraction Syndrome

  • Ulrich Spandau
  • Sang Jin Kim


This chapter is about posterior hyaloid contraction syndrome. This phenomenon occurs after a vitrectomy and is caused by a postoperative posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). The pathology and surgery is described. Videos are included.


Posterior hyaloid contraction syndrome Posterior hyaloid PVD ROP 

Supplementary material

Video 23.1

ROP redetachment_short (WMV 2889 kb)

Video 23.2

ROP4A redetachment (WMV 36590 kb)


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    Joshi MM, Ciaccia S, Trese MT, Capone A Jr. Posterior hyaloid contracture in pediatric vitreoretinopathies. Retina. 2006;26(7 Supplement):S38–41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Spandau
    • 1
  • Sang Jin Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.OphthalmologyUniversity of Uppsala OphthalmologyUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologySamsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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