Surgical Pearl Video

Edited by Paul Hahn, MD, PhD

Removing thick subretinal PVR bands

Subretinal proliferation is a well-known component of proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Here’s how to deal with it.

Pearls for epiretinal membrane peeling

Proper visualization and positioning are key to achieving a successful peel.

A low-cost, one-person depressor

A technique for performing illuminated scleral depression for peripheral vitrectomy without an assistant.

Pearls for scleral buckling with tunnels

These six tips can help you place the buckle more efficiently and safely.

Tips on chandelier buckling

Some considerations for exploring or refining the use of chandelier illumination during scleral buckle surgery.

Pearls for foreign body removal

The fine art of using internal and external magnets to extract magnetic foreign bodies.

Scleral windows for choroidal effusions

This procedure can improve uveoscleral outflow, but careful patient selection and management of expectations are important.

Fixing a malpositioned infusion cannula

Setting it right during pars plana vitrectomy can avoid serious complications later on.

Pearls for complex diabetic TRD repair

Patience and persistence are key to relieving the tractional forces on the retina.

Refractory optic pit maculopathy surgery

This approach for this challenging operation uses an internal limiting membrane flap as a ‘plug.’

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Minimally invasive management of lenticular deposits

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