Table 2

Vitreoretinal procedures other than for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment during each 6 month period

Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease636
Macular hole surgery025
Vitreous biopsy/vitrectomy for endophthalmitis211
Vitrectomy for dropped nucleus09
Removal of choroidal neovascular membrane18
Peeling of epiretinal membrane15
Removal of intraocular foreign body02
Repair of posterior penetrating injury34
Vitrectomy for branch retinal vein thrombosis24
Indirect laser (diabetic retinopathy, retinal break)09
Drainage of choroidal haemorrhage03
Vitrectomy/buckle for retinopathy of prematurity02
Miscellaneous 528
Total number of procedures 20146
Total number of patients 19140
  • Includes removal of silicone oil, explant and dislocated intraocular implant, vitrectomy for malignant glaucoma, needlestick perforation, other types of vitreous haemorrhage, and prophylactic cryopexy.

  • Discrepancy due to some patients having more than one operation during the 6 month period.