Pars Plana Vitrectomy in Chronic Uveitis

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


Therapy of chronic uveitis is an unsatisfactory chapter in ophthalmology. Recurrent, long-lasting opacities of the vitreous, secondary cataract and cystic edema of the macula mostly varying in intensity give rise to reductions of vision which are very depressing for the patients. Vascular proliferations, formation of epiretinal membranes or a retinal detachment can occur in addition.


Retinal Detachment Epiretinal Membrane Vascular Proliferation Retinal Vasculitis Local Steroid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Heimann
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  1. 1.Department for Vitreo Retinal SurgeryUniversity Eye ClinicCologneGermany

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