RETINAL, VITREOUS AND MACULAR DISORDERS: Edited by Brandon G. Busbee and John W. KitchensIntroduction to hypersonic vitrectomyBlinder, Kevin J.a; Awh, Carl C.b; Tewari, Asheeshc; Garg, Sunir J.d; Srivastava, Sunil K.e; Kolesnitchenko, ValerifAuthor Information aThe Retina Institute, St. Louis, Missouri bTennessee Retina, PC, Nashville, Tennessee cMichigan Retina Center, PC, Ann Arbor, Michigan dThe Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania eCole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio fBausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York, USA Correspondence to Kevin J. Blinder, MD, The Retina Institute, 32 Lake Forest Dr, St. Louis, MO 63117, USA. Tel: +1 314 409 6121; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: May 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 133-137 doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000563 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review To review the development of hypersonic vitrectomy and present the first case series in the United States. Recent findings From 27 September 2017 to 4 December 2017, 64 patients underwent hypersonic vitrectomy with 20 patients having conventional 23-ga vitrectomy for comparison. The preoperative diagnoses ranged from vitreous opacities to rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. The results will be presented, as well as a postoperative questionnaire on the utility of hypersonic vitrectomy in a 5-center 71-patient series. Summary With the first major innovation in vitrectomy technology since the early days of pneumatic guillotine cutters, hypersonic vitrectomy has been shown to be an efficient, effective and safe alternative. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.