Outpatient postoperative fluid-gas exchange after early failed vitrectomy surgery for macular hole.

@article{Johnson1997OutpatientPF,
  title={Outpatient postoperative fluid-gas exchange after early failed vitrectomy surgery for macular hole.},
  author={Robert N Johnson and H. Richard McDonald and Helmut Schatz and Everett Ai},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1997},
  volume={104 12},
  pages={2009-13}
}
BACKGROUND Vitrectomy surgery with fluid-gas exchange and prone positioning has been shown to close macular holes and improve vision. In those eyes that have failed surgery, repeat vitrectomy has been advocated. As an alternative, the authors performed an outpatient postoperative fluid-gas exchange on eyes when the macular hole failed to close after vitrectomy surgery. METHODS The authors reviewed all cases of failed vitrectomy surgery for macular holes that underwent a postoperative fluid… CONTINUE READING

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