Treatment of Myopic Macular Holes and Detachment with Liquid Vitreous — Intravitreal Gas Exchange

  • George W. Blankenship
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)


Conventional scleral buckling operations for retinal detachments caused by macular holes are very difficult and usually not successful in reattaching the macula and improving vision (1, 2). The more recent advances of pars plana vitrectomy (3) provide a more direct treatment for this condition with improved results. A simple modification of pars plana vitrectomy involving replacement of liquid vitreous with an expanding SF-6 bubble (4) has been used in 4 cases with good anatomical and visual results.


Retinal Detachment Macular Hole High Myopia Vitreous Cavity Scleral Buckling 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Blankenship
    • 1
  1. 1.The Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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