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The Retina Channel Podcast

The Retina Channel is an ophthalmology journal club discussing new scientific articles focused on retina. The target audience are eye care professionals who are interested in the most recent advances in retina.

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May 9, 2023

Dr. Jason Hsu from Wills Eye Hospital returns to The Retina Channel to discuss his groups' retrospective study of eyes with advanced retinal detachement (PVR grade C or worse) that underwent retinectomy without lensectomy. Their study showed that 75% of these eyes at 3 months (and 68% at 6 months) had single surgery anatomic success. The study is suggestive that lensectomy and even peripheral vitreous base sheving may not be necessary when doing retinectomy for advanced RD cases. 

Full reference to the article:

Mahmoudzadeh R, Mokhashi N, Anderson H, Patel S, Salabati M, Chiang A, Kuriyan AE, Gupta OP, Mehta S, Garg SJ, Hsu J. Outcomes of Retinectomy without Lensectomy in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments with Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy. Ophthalmol Retina. 2023 Jan;7(1):52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.07.008. Epub 2022 Aug 5. PMID: 35940476.