Pars Plana Vitrectomy in the Management of Complications of Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy

Jose S Pulido, Harry W. Flynn, John G. Clarkson, George W. Blankenship

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Abstract

Ten patients (11 eyes) with sickle-C hemoglobinopathy with complications of proliferative sickle retinopathy were treated using pars plana vitrectomy with or without the use of a scleral buckle. Postoperative visual acuity was improved in ten of 11 cases. Three cases of retinal detachment were managed by internal vitreoretinal techniques alone without the use of a scleral buckle. Although exchange transfusions were used in only five of the 11 cases, no cases of recognized anterior segment ischemia occurred during the postoperative course of these patients. Because of exchange transfusion risks and awareness of intraoperative and postoperative measures to reduce this complication, the use of exchange transfusions probably should be discontinued as prophylaxis for vitreoretinal surgery in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1553-1557
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume106
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Temazepam
Vitrectomy
Intraoperative Awareness
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Hemoglobinopathies
Retinal Detachment
Visual Acuity
Ischemia

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Pars Plana Vitrectomy in the Management of Complications of Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy. / Pulido, Jose S; Flynn, Harry W.; Clarkson, John G.; Blankenship, George W.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 106, No. 11, 1988, p. 1553-1557.

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Pulido, Jose S ; Flynn, Harry W. ; Clarkson, John G. ; Blankenship, George W. / Pars Plana Vitrectomy in the Management of Complications of Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1988 ; Vol. 106, No. 11. pp. 1553-1557.
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