Vitrectomy in treatment of traction retinal detachment in 34 cases

Xiao Chen, Ling Hong, Zhong Qiu Jin

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• Aim: To investigate the method and effect of vitrectomy surgery for treatment of traction retinal detachment (tRD). • Methods: Thirty-four tRD patients (36 eyes) received vitrectomy surgery. Visual acuity, situation of retinal reattachment and surgery complications were observed during the follow-up of 3-6mo (mean 3.8mo) after operation. • Results: The retina of 32 eyes (89%)were reattached. Their visual acuity was improved in different levels. Four eyes were re-detached within 3mo after operation. Among the 4 eyes, 2 eyes were repaired after another surgery and 2 eyes were atrophied. The main operation complication include tractional retinal tear, vitreous hemorrhages, hypertony and retinal re-detachment. • Conclusion: Vitrectomy surgery is an effective surgery to treat traction retinal detachment. This surgery is the only effective way to treat tRD with wide-ranging and fixed traction, extensive retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage and severe proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


  • Traction retinal detachment
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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