Surgical Pearl Video

By Paul Hahn, MD, PhD

The Yamane technique optimized

A modification of the highly regarded approach to intraocular lens scleral fixation.

Novel approach to traumatic macular hole

Human amniotic membrane is used to create a scaffold-like structure to close a large hole.

Minimally invasive IOL deposit removal

This surgical approach to introacular lens opacities utilizes a flex loop.

A far reach: PPV in highly myopic eyes

Pearls for performing a pars plana vitrectomy in pathologic myopia.

Diagnostic Vitrectomy, Biopsy Tips

These steps before and during the procedure can improve your chances of obtaining sufficient samples.

Modified ILM Flap for Refractory Holes

A modified approach to internal limiting membrane flaps in eyes with a previous ILM peel.

Endoillumination Without an Assistant

A technique to perform peripheral vitreoretinal surgery with chandelier endoillumination independently.

Draining Choroidal Detachments

A look at cut-down and cannula-based approaches to achieve external drainage of hemorrhage.

Advance-and-Cut for Fishhook Removal

Having large-gauge wire cutters at the outside is critical.

Air and Oil: Friend and Foe

Pearls for using or removing an air bubble to ensure a perfect silicone oil fill.

Tic-Tac-Toe to Solve SO Migration

A modified, minimalistic technique for silicone oil retention sutures.

A Heads-up, 3D View on Surgery

Trying out a new digital surgical microscope.

A Novel Approach for Surgical PVD

This hydrodissection approach avoids risks of iatrogenic retinal tears and optic nerve traction.

Tips for Sutureless Scleral Fixation

A close look at two approaches to make it work for you.

Preventing Folds After RD Repair

Temporal side down: because face-down positioning isn’t foolproof or fold-proof.

Reflux Chromovitrectomy

This technique avoids the awkward one-handed balance of the syringe and cannula.

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.