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Silicone oil removal key to success in repeat vitrectomy for PVR

13:26 EST 10 Nov 2017 | Healio

NEW ORLEANS β€” Removal of silicone oil was one of the key elements for defining success in repeat vitrectomy following failure of surgery for proliferative vitreoretinopathy, according to a speaker.
In a retrospective case series of 51 eyes of 50 patients who underwent repeat vitrectomy by a single surgeon after failure of vitrectomy for PVR, Gary W. Abrams, MD, and colleagues deemed repeat vitrectomy to be successful in about one-third of eyes.
β€œAn attached retina and even good visual acuity do not adequately describe success,” Abrams said at Retina Subspecialty Day preceding

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