1041: Playlist: Anterior Vitrectomy

Face the truth: every cataract surgeon encounters an intra-operative complication where an anterior vitrectomy is needed to complete the case. While this complication becomes less frequent as we gain more experience, even the best and most experienced surgeons can encounter this as well. Novice surgeons can have this complication in 1 out of every 20 cases, and on the other end of the spectrum, a very experienced and talented surgeons will encounter this 1 out of every 1000 cases. And even with experienced surgeons, we must be honest about the bell curve distribution of surgical skill. There are surgeons with 20 years of experience who still cause this complication more than is acceptable.

The best time to learn about successfully performing an anterior vitrectomy is before it is needed. This preparation will allow you to stay calm and collected so that you can do what is needed for the patient. Studying these four videos will give you a good basis for understanding the technique of anterior vitrectomy in cases with a ruptured posterior capsule.

And if you want even more material, we have an entire category dedicated to the subject on CataractCoach. Here is the link: https://cataractcoach.com/category/anterior-vitrectomy/

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