Pars plana vitrectomy and direct diathermy for complications of multiple retinal angiomas

M. W. Johnson, H. W. Flynn, J. D.M. Gass

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A 16-year-old female had multiple retinal capillary angiomas, complicated by marked retinal and optic disc neovascularization, preretinal membranes, and retinal detachment in her right eye. Pars plana lensectomy, vitrectomy, fluid/gas exchange, direct transvitreal diathermy of the angiomas, endolaser scatter photocoagulation, and scleral buckling resulted in retinal reattachment and regression of the neovascularization. Although additional surgery was necessary for recurrent tractional retinal detachment, long-term retinal reattachment and stable vision was achieved following obliteration of all angiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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