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22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

26.06. - 27.06.2009, Berlin

Giant PVR-membrane – a video presentation

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  • Christian Ritter - Charité University Eye Clinic of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
  • M. H. Foerster - Charité University Eye Clinic of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin

German Retina Society. 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society. Berlin, 26.-27.06.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. DocRG2009-38

doi: 10.3205/09rg39, urn:nbn:de:0183-09rg390

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Published: June 29, 2009

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Background: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is caused by proliferating membranes on the retinal surfaces or on the posterior vitreous lamina. Contraction may lead to retinal detachment.

Methods: We report on a female patient suffering from a choroidal melanoma. The patient underwent proton beam therapy followed by tumor excision. After that she developed a PVR retinal detachment under silicon oil. The case is demonstrated by video presentation.

Results: PVR-reactions may cause extensive retinal detachment.

Conclusions: Despite modern surgical methods PVR retinal detachment is still a serious complication after retinal surgery. Regular controls are necessary, particularly within the first six to eight weeks after operation.