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    Buckling procedure successful for retinal detachment in high myopia


    Barcelona—Macular buckling together with pars plana vitrectromy works better than pars plana vitrectomy alone for retinal detachment in high myopia, a researcher says.

    “The surgery is not so complex,” said Carlos Mateo, MD, of the Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular, in Barcelona, Spain, who presented the technique at the European Society of Retina Specialists 15th EURETINA Congress.

    Retinal detachment often occurs in patients with high myopia, he said, noting that these eyes frequently suffer from vitreous schisis, atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and staphyloma.

    When confronted with these cases, said Dr. Mateo, “the community of vitreal surgeons is divided into two groups.”

    Most perform pars plana vitrectomy alone, in many cases including a silicon oil tamponade. The weakness of this approach, according to Dr. Mateo, is that it doesn’t address some of the causes of retinal stretching, such as vascular traction and posterior staphyloma. As a result, macular holes may not close.

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