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Management of primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with inferior breaks
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    • Tom H Williamson, vitreoretinal surgeon
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      • Ash Sharma and Vlassis Grigoropoulos

    Dear Editor

    We were pleased to read the letter expressing an interest in our paper. The study was primarily performed to try to question whether and external plombage during surgery by vitrectomy could be avoided. Most surgeons add this step for any patient with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and any break in the inferior meridien. This was why we chose our data set. Patients with inferior retinal detachments...

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    Inferior retinal detachment or not ?

    Dear Editor, We were highly interested by Sharma et al's paper on inferior-tear retinal detachment (RD) and we would like to make a few remarks. Is there any significant difference between phakic and pseudophakic patients ? When comparing the two techniques, it is worth reminding that vitrectomy will systematically induce cataract within a few years, which will imply secondary surgery. This will considerably increa...

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