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22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

26.06. - 27.06.2009, Berlin

One-step-23gauge pars-plana-vitrectomy – an education video

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  • Eike Berger - University Eye Clinic Rostock
  • P. Behrendt - Peter Behrend Productions Berlin

German Retina Society. 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society. Berlin, 26.-27.06.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. DocRG2009-37

doi: 10.3205/09rg38, urn:nbn:de:0183-09rg389

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Published: June 29, 2009

© 2009 Berger et al.
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Purpose: The minimal invasive pars-plana-vitrectomy with the 23gauge system has become a standard procedure in the ophthalmological operating theatre.

Methods: Aim of this video is to present the single steps of the 23gauge pars-plana-vitrectomy from the view of the surgeon, from a side view and a schematic presentation.

Results: The video shows the normal expiry of the one-step 23gauge pars-plana-vitrectomy and gives single notes and tips.

Conclusions: The video serves the conservative working opthalmologists for a better understanding of the surgery procedure and it is a usefully help and support in the education for the studying surgeon.