Tamponade in surgery for retinal detachment associated with proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

@article{Schwartz2009TamponadeIS,
  title={Tamponade in surgery for retinal detachment associated with proliferative vitreoretinopathy.},
  author={Stephen G Schwartz and Harry W. Flynn and Wen-Hsiang Lee and Xue Wang},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD006126}
}
BACKGROUND Retinal detachment (RD) with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) often requires surgery to restore normal anatomy and to stabilize or improve vision. PVR usually occurs in association with recurrent RD (that is, after initial retinal re-attachment surgery) but occasionally may be associated with primary RD. Either way, a tamponade agent (gas or silicone oil) is needed during surgery to reduce the rate of postoperative recurrent RD. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to… CONTINUE READING