[Systematic search of the posterior vitreous cortex during vitrectomy. Technique, complications and results]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 1994;17(8-9):459-64.
[Article in French]


We present the results of a prospective study trying to answer the question: when a clinical or echographic premacular vitreous detachment occurs, is it still possible to find a preretinal membrane at the surface of retina? We looked for such a membrane in 50 consecutive vitrectomies for various indications. We found and removed such a membrane in 42 cases but were unable to obtain histological examinations. Our conclusions are: most of the time, the diagnosis of total vitreous detachment is very difficult and the finding of a premacular membrane during vitrectomy is a frequent event.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Eye Diseases / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Male
  • Membranes
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Vitrectomy*
  • Vitreous Body / pathology*