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Sharp dissection of the Weiss ring to induce a posterior vitreous detachment
  1. U R Desai,
  2. R A Bhatti,
  3. K A Khan,
  4. A Rubowitz
  1. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Dr U R Desai, Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, K-10, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA; udesai1{at}


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.