The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 4 / 2014 / 122-126

Vitrectomy in air at the surgical treatment of local tractional retinal detachment for retinopathy of prematurity

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Purpose. To design vitrectomy technique in air for retinopathy of prematurity progressing after the laser treatment with local tractional retinal detachment forming. Material and methods. 30 patients (42 eyes) 7–11 weeks aging, who had the progression of the disease 2–3 weeks after laser treatment for stage III retinopathy of prematurity and aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity, underwent early vitrectomy in air. Results and discussion. The advantages of vitrectomy in air are the improved visualization and stabilization of the retina surface that contributes to the most favorable anatomic results.

Key words

vitrectomy in air, local tractional retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity progressing after the laser treatment, retinopathy of prematurity
About Authors (Correspondence):

Tereshchenko A.V. – candidate of medical sciences, director of the branch, e-mail:

Belyiy Yu.A. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, deputy director on scientific work, е-mail:

Yudina Yu.A. – researcher, е-mail:

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Received: 09/02/2015