Learning curve of sutureless transconjunctival 20-gauge vitrectomy

Simanjuntak, Gilbert W S and Kartasasmita, Arief S and Georgalas, Ilias and Gotzaridis, Eustratios V (2014) Learning curve of sutureless transconjunctival 20-gauge vitrectomy. Clinical Ophthalmology, 8. pp. 1355-1359. ISSN 1355 1359.


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Background To report the learning curve of transition from 20-gauge (20 G) conventional vitrectomy to a 20 G sutureless vitrectomy technique. Materials and methods This is a retrospective descriptive case study of 32 eyes from 32 consecutive patients who underwent sutureless 20 G pars plana vitrectomy. A 20 G microvitreoretinal blade was introduced, beveled transconjunctivally, slowly, parallel with the limbus, creating a conjunctivoscleral tunnel incision. Study participants were divided into three groups, and surgical time, induced astigmatism, and complications were compared. Results Of 32 consecutive patients, there was no significant difference in induced astigmatism or maneuvering between the early learning curve and other groups. The true learning curve was the first three patients. There were three cases where suturing the sclerotomy was necessary: one port in each case, three of 32 cases (9.3%), or three of 96 ports (2.9%). Conclusion There were no significant difficulties in surgical maneuvers while performing 20 g sutureless vitrectomy. Keywords: sutureless, vitrectomy, 20 G, learning curve

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE
MEDICINE > Surgery
Depositing User: Ms Sari Mentari Simanjuntak
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 08:38
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2023 05:50
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/1980

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