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Primary vitrectomy as a preventive surgical procedure in the treatment of severely injured eyes.
  1. J. Faulborn,
  2. A. Atkinson and
  3. D. Olivier


    The results of treating 72 severely injured eyes by primary vitrectomy combined with anterior and posterior segment reconstruction are presented. This approach aims at improving the visual prognosis by allowing fundus examination and immediate retinal surgery where indicated, and by preventing the more severe complications associated with vitreous and anterior segment disorganisation. The prospects for improved visual results and the problems encountered, particularly secondary haemorrhage, are discussed.

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