A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing the post-operative pain experience following vitrectomy with a 20-gauge system and the 25-gauge transconjunctival system.

@article{Wickham2010APR,
  title={A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing the post-operative pain experience following vitrectomy with a 20-gauge system and the 25-gauge transconjunctival system.},
  author={Louisa J Wickham and Catie Bunce and Anthony Kwan and James D Bainbridge and George William Aylward},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2010},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={36-40}
}
AIMS To compare post-operative pain following 25-gauge (25G) and 20-gauge (20G) vitrectomy in the first week following surgery. METHODS The study was a pilot randomised controlled trial with patients masked to the treatment allocation. Post-operative pain was assessed using both a visual scale and verbal pain scores for 1 week following surgery. Additional data collected included intraocular pressure (IOP), time taken to perform the surgical procedure, per-operative and post-operative… CONTINUE READING