Training For Vitreous Surgery: Animal Surgery

  • Robert Machemer
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)


Vitreous surgery calls for the surgeon’s skilled and thorough practice with surgical situations and sophisticated technical instruments along with good clinical judgement. In order to avoid any risk to the patients, it is therefore advisable for the surgeon, at the beginning, to train for this delicate operation on animals. Although monkey eyes are more similar to human ones from the anatomic point of view, it seems better for economical and practical reasons to practice vitrectomy on the eyes of rabbits.


Vitreous Surgery Animal Surgery Traction Suture Good Clinical Judgement Manual Aspiration 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Machemer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Ophthalmology DurhamDuke UniversityUSA

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