North of the Border

Edited by Efrem D. Mandelcorn, MD, FRCSC

Five takeaways for PGP in RD surgery

Preoperative gas for pars plana vitrectomy as an adjuvant in retinal detachment surgery can be easy to adopt.

10 uses for external needle drainage

This technique can be valuable in a variety of vitreoretinal surgery scenarios.

Using a hAM plug for large macular holes

Human amniotic membrane can be a vision-saving option for macular holes larger than 800 µm.

Six frugal faves for retinal surgery

A sample of simple, safe and cost-saving ideas for common procedures and imaging techniques with accompanying videos.

Giant retinal tear surgery made simple

Perfluoro-n-octane as a short-term tamponade for repair of a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with a GRT.

A novel approach for sutureless closure

‘Scleral acupuncture’ is one option for sutureless repair of a leaking sclerotomy.

Bringing PnR into your practice

Insights for adopting pneumatic retinopexy.

PIVOT authors’ pneumatic retinopexy tips

These insights can help achieve successful outcomes when repairing rhegmatogenous retinal detachments.

What PIVOT tells us about RRD repair

Trial authors comment on findings about the effectiveness of pneumatic retinopexy vs. pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

When Blindness Induces Hallucinations

In Charles Bonnet syndrome, patients know the images they see are not real. Its prevalence is growing.

Video Vault

Minimally invasive management of lenticular deposits

Akshay Thomas, MD, MS, of Tennessee Retina demonstrates his surgical technique for removing posterior intraocular lens deposits.