Posterior Hyaloid Removal in Diabetic Vitrectomy

1: 52, Anina Abraham, MD


A taut posterior hyaloid causing traction over the macula in diabetic retinopathy, may be removed by carefully recognizing it nasal to the disc, using a high magnification direct macula lens. The taut posterior hyaloid is clasped over the macula, using a forceps, nasal to the disc. Gentle traction is applied anteroposteriorly and the posterior hyaloid is pulled away from the retina. This is then removed with the cutter.


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