Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of primary and redo retinectomy in eyes with complex retinal detachment.
Eighteen eyes out of the same primary group underwent second retinectomy because of anatomical failure.
Anatomic success rate after 1st retinectomy was achieved in 68.
Keywords: Pars plana vitrectomy, Proliferative vitreoretinopathy, Retinectomy, Retinal detachment.
Retinal detachment with PVR is an advanced disease but good functional outcome can be achieved after retinectomy (i.
The aim of this study were to determine the anatomical reattachment (success) rate in eyes undergoing PPV with two or more clock hours of retinectomy for complex retinal detachment (RD) with PVR.
58 patients) with complex retinal detachment requiring retinectomy to deal with retinal shortening were included in the study through consecutive sampling.
At this stage, eyes that failed reattachment experience underwent either external tamponade or retinectomy (if retinal shortening was severe).
Eyes with anatomical failure after 1st retinectomy (because of retinal elevation /PVR) underwent 2nd procedure for PVR management and extension of 1st retinectomy.
Relaxing retinectomy is indicated when there is intractable traction that prevents the retina from reattaching to the retinal pigment epithelium.
This study highlights the effect of retinectomy incisions in complex RD surgery underwent surgery for once.