Surgical complications of pars plana vitreous surgery

Ophthalmology. 1978 Feb;85(2):116-25. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(78)35684-0.


Evaluation of 200 consecutive pars plana vitrectomies shows delayed corneal epithelial healing after intentional scraping and formation of a posterior subcapsular cataract, presumably due to exposure to inadequate infusion fluids. Posterior retinal holes occur frequently, whereas entrance site complications have been reduced to an acceptable minimum. Temporary rise in intraocular pressure is common.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / etiology
  • Corneal Diseases / etiology
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / complications
  • Eye Diseases / etiology*
  • Eye Diseases / surgery
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Glaucoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retina / injuries
  • Uveal Diseases / etiology
  • Vitreous Body / surgery*