Surgical Techniques & Tools

The robots are coming to retina

An update of the science behind robotic-assisted vitreoretinal surgery and its potential future applications.

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.

Novel approaches to PVR, RP and macular hole surgery

Here are five noteworthy presentations from the virtual gathering of global retina specialists.

Pearls for foreign body removal

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

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.