To review the development of hypersonic vitrectomy and present the first case series in the United States.
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.
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.
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: KJBlinder@gmail.com