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Enhanced visualisation of the vitreous during bimanual vitreous shaving by trans-scleral illumination
  1. J C Schmidt1,
  2. S Mennel1,
  3. E B Rodrigues1,
  4. C H Meyer1,2
  1. 1
    Department of Ophthalmology, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
  2. 2
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor C H Meyer, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst-Abbe-Str. 2, D-53127 Bonn, Germany; meyer_eye{at}

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We would like to congratulate Veckeneer and Wong for reporting a modified technique of our previously described trans-scleral, diaphanoscopic illumination of the peripheral vitreoretinal interface in eyes with retinal detachments (RD).1 2 They injected, after a cor vitrectomy and induction of a posterior vitreous detachment, perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) into the vitreous cavity up to the retinal tear. The double light reflex from the reflected surface of the PFCL bubble and the modified transmitted light source …

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