Principles and Practice of Vitreoretinal Surgery

by Narendran V, Abhishek R Kothari, Steve Charles, Ingrid Kreissig

Modern vitreoretinal (VR) surgery has developed rapidly for the past two decades. Vitrectomies with 23-, 25- and 27- gauges are used routinely nowadays. The book has several carefully selected sections, which deal with every aspect of vitreoretinal surgery ranging from principles of VR surgery, basic to advanced techniques, evolution of instrumentation, expanding indications for VR surgery to role and advantages of VR surgery in trauma as well as includes a section on recent developments. There is introduction of vitreous and vitreoretinal interface giving a brief idea about its anatomy and physiology. Various surgical treatment procedures are available for the treatment and the latest techniques developed by modifying the previous ones are briefly explained in the book. It also discusses preoperative & postoperative conditions and gives a detailed account of the procedures to be followed to accomplish accurate and safe results. The book includes chapters like role of OCT in decision making for vitreoretinal surgery, anesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery, vitreoretinal surgical suite, viewing systems for vitrectomy, interfacial tension agents, exchanges and subretinal fluid drainage, endolaser, long-term intraocular tamponade with silicone oil, peripheral retinal lesions and breaks & their treatment.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. V Narendran
Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Kothari Abhishek R
Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3. Charles Steve
Charles Retina Institute; University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
4. Kreissig Ingrid New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University, USA; Columbia University, New York, USA; University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Clinical Medicine of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
ISBN 9789351520979
Speciality Ophthalmology, Surgery
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12210
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2014
Pages 750
Book Type Professional


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