Removal of the posterior hyaloid is an important aspect of pars plana vitrectomy surgery in cases including but not limited to macular holes. A surgical technique is described in which the Weiss ring can be easily detached from the optic nerve with little to no trauma.
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This study was presented as a poster at the American Society of Retina Specialists 2004 Conference, San Diego, California, USA, 16–20 August 2004.
Competing interests: None.