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Changing Concepts in the Surgical Repair of Primary Retinal Detachment: The Odyssey of a Leaking Break (part 1)

Author(s): Ingrid Kreissig

Journal: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
ISSN 2008-2010

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2008;
Original page

The evolution of current surgical approaches for reattaching a primary retinal detachment and issues that determine the various techniques are analyzed through a comprehensive literature review of retinal detachment surgery starting from 1929. Ongoing changes in treatment modalities during the past 35 years are discussed: a change from surgery on the entire retinal detachment to a surgery limited to the retinal break and a change from extraocular to intraocular surgery for achieving retinal reattachment.
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