Surgical Pearl Video

Edited by Paul Hahn, MD, PhD

Subretinal blebs, sans retinotomy

This atraumatic technique uses a soft-tip on proportional reflux for creating subretinal fluid blebs.

Removing retained PFO/SO mixture

This technique uses an 18-gauge angiocatheter to remove fluid left behind after surgery for complex retinal detachments.

Strategies for PVD induction

A review of surgical methods to aid in posterior vitreous detachment induction.

Managing a challenging RD

Repair of a retinoschisis-associated retinal detachment in a pregnant patient.

Passive PFO-SO exchange

A technique for actively injecting silicone oil while passively extruding peruorocarbon with a backush cannula.

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.