Journal article

Concept and application of relaxing radial retinectomy for retinal detachment with advanced proliferative vitreo-retinopathy.

Waldensius Girsang, Dwi CR Sari, Wahyu Srigutomo, Tjahjono D Gondhowiardjo, Muhammad B Sasongko

Int J Retina Vitreous | Published : 2020


Purpose: To revisit the concept of retinectomy and the theory of mechanical forces on the retina occurring in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and to describe the potential application of radial retinectomy in RRD with advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Methods: A literature search was performed to identify all English language articles reporting the use of retinectomy for the management of RRD with PVR. We reviewed the theoretical background of mechanical forces occurring in RRD. Results: Detachment of the retina from the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)/choroid is influenced by disequilibrium of several physical forces: tangential forces on the epiretinal membrane ..

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