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Minimally invasive vitreoretinal surgery (25-gauge)

  • Eugene de JuanJr
  • R. R. Lakhanpal
  • A. Barnes
  • M. S. Humayun
  • G. Y. Fujii


The 25-gauge Transconjunctival Standard Vitrectomy (25-G TSV) system furthers the trend in ophthalmology towards minimally invasive surgical intervention. Such was the case for phacoemulsification [1–5] as compared to extracapsular cataract extraction in which smaller incision size resulted in faster recovery. The same can be said for 25-G TSV in which smaller self-sealing incisions result in faster patient recovery due to minimal astigmatic effect on the cornea, less ocular discomfort, minimization of the opening and closing portions of the surgery, and less postoperative inflammation due to less ocular trauma.


Macular Hole Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Vitreoretinal Surgery Extracapsular Cataract Extraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene de JuanJr
    • 1
  • R. R. Lakhanpal
    • 1
  • A. Barnes
    • 1
  • M. S. Humayun
    • 1
  • G. Y. Fujii
    • 1
  1. 1.The Retina Institute, Doheny Eye InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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