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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

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:;

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