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Advancements of vitreoretinal surgical machines

Lin, Xihui; Apple, Daniel; Hu, Jonathan; Tewari, Asheesh

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 242–245
doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000369
RETINAL, VITREOUS AND MACULAR DISORDERS: Edited by Brandon G. Busbee and John W. Kitchens
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Purpose of review This article reviews current advancements in vitreoretinal surgical machines.

Recent findings The most recent advancement in vitreoretinal surgical machines include 27-gauge vitrectomy probes, new cutter designs, higher cut rate, improved intraocular pressure control, new endoillumination technologies, and combined anterior/posterior segment capabilities.

Summary With recent advancements in vitreoretinal surgical machines, surgical incisions have become less traumatic and fluidics control has led to a more controlled posterior segment vitrectomy.

Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MI, USA

Correspondence to Asheesh Tewari, MD, Kresge Eye Institute, 4717 St. Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48201, USA. Tel: +1 313 577 8900; e-mail: asheeshtewari@yahoo.com;atewari@med.wayne.edu

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