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[Endolaser photocoagulation in vitrectomy surgery].

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and ENT Hospital, Shanghai Medical University.
[Zhonghua yan ke za zhi] Chinese journal of ophthalmology 04/1996; 32(2):123-5.
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ABSTRACT To verify the usefulness and effectiveness of endolaser photocoagulation in vitrectomy.
Endolaser photocoagulation was applied in 40 cases (45 eyes) of vitrectomy surgery. Indications for vitrectomy included vitreous hemorrhage 31 eyes (proliferative diabetic retinopathy 13, Eales's disease 13, retinal vein occlusion 4, and scleral penetrating injury with intraocular foreign body removal 1), complex retinal detachment 12 eyes, intraocular nonmagnetic foreign body removal and postoperative silicone oil tamponade 1 eye respectively. Treatment involved pan-retinal scatter therapy in 7 eyes, focal therapy in 22 eyes, sealing primary or iatrogenic retinal breaks in 14 eyes, draining retinotomy in 2 eyes, and encircling scleral buckle photocoagulation in 3 eyes. The follow-up times ranged from 2 to 18 months (average 9 months).
Whitening of laser spots was not apparent in 6 eyes with retinal breaks following incomplete gas-fluid exchange. Recurrent retinal detachments occurred in 5 eyes postoperatively.
Endolaser photocoagulation facilitates the performance and reduces the complications of vitrectomy surgery.

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