Retinal microvascular surgery: a feasibility study.

  title={Retinal microvascular surgery: a feasibility study.},
  author={Miltiadis K Tsilimbaris and Eugene S Lit and Donald J. D'amico},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={45 6},
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of microvascular surgery at the level of the retinal vasculature. METHOD Porcine eyes were used, and eyecups were prepared under an operating microscope. Several classic microvascular maneuvers were explored, such as vascular puncturing, catheterization, mobilization, intravascular injections, and various combinations of the same. Instruments used ranged from disposable 30-gauge needles to an Er:YAG laser. Commercially available 10-0 nylon sutures, fine… CONTINUE READING
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