There have been many advances in vitreoretinal surgical techniques, instruments, and procedures.
Watch the videos below to learn more about new techniques from surgeons around the world.
CONSTELLATION® Pneumatic Handpiece DSP Tip Mounting
Auto Fluid/Air Exchange Valve
Auto Gas Fill
Bimanual Surface Peeling Using the ALCON® Chandelier
Diabetic Combined Traction and Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments (RRD) With the GRIESHABER® DSP Curved Scissors
EDGEPLUS® Valved Cannulas
GRIESHABER® DSP Aspheric Macular Lens
GRIESHABER® DSP Aspheric Macular Lens Animation
GRIESHABER® DSP Backflush
GRIESHABER® DSP Curved Scissors Animation
GRIESHABER® DSP MAXGRIP® Forceps
GRIESHABER® DSP Sclerotomy Adaptors
GRIESHABER® DSP Serrated Forceps
Heavy Membrane Removal Using the GRIESHABER® DSP MAXGRIP® Forceps
Illuminated Flexible Curved Laser Probe
Introducing EDGEPLUS® Valved Cannulas
Membrane Removal in Patient With PVR Using the GRIESHABER® DSP Pic
Total Retinal Detachment With Subretinal Membranes Using the GRIESHABER® MAXGRIP® Forceps
Valved Cannula Pearls
Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome With the CONSTELLATION® Vision System
CONSTELLATION® Vision System & Accessories Catalog Section
CONSTELLATION® Vision System Brochure
CONSTELLATION® Vision System Specification Sheet
Surgical Management of Difficult Cases Supplement
Supplement discussing reduced complications in diabetic retinal detachments, managing retained lens material, removal of IOL from vitreous cavity, and combined surgery for retinal pathology and cataract. Retinal Physician. Nov/Dec 2011 Issue.
Advancing MIVS Trends for Vitreoretinal Surgery in Complex Cases Supplement
Supplement discussing MIVS for proliferative vitreoretinopathy, IOP control, vitreoretinal dissection techniques for diabetic retinal detachment, sutureless vitrectomy for complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, combined 23G surgery, and MIVS for tractional retinal detachment in PDR. Retina Today. Nov/Dec 2011 Issue.
New Technique for Tissue Separation by Pravin U. Dugel, MD
Proportional reflux hydrodissection aids surgeon in traction retinal detachment procedures.
Direct PFO-Silicone Oil Exchange by Maria H. Berrocal, MD
This new maneuver improves surgeon control of the intraocular environment and reduces the risk of retinal slippage.
As Delicate as it Gets by Robert Morris, MD, Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD, and Mathew Sapp, MD
Releasing traction on the cystic fovea in vitreomacular traction syndrome.
ACCURUS® Surgical System & Accessories
ALCON® MIVS® Brochure
EDGEPLUS® Valved Cannula Flashcard
Surgical Maneuvers with Microincisional Vitrectomy Surgery Supplement
Supplement discussing efficiency in vitreoretinal surgery, preventing 23G wound leaks, study of the standard 25G vitrectomy system vs the ultra-high-speed vitrectomy system, and improvements in instrumentation for MIVS. Retina Today. Sept 2010 Issue.
Expanding the Scope of MIVS by Carl Claes, MD
Substantial improvements in technology have increased the capabilities of surgeons and the indications for small-incision surgery.
Wound Construction and Incision Advancements in Micro-incision Vitrectomy by Peter K. Kaiser, MD
Article discussing MIVS benefits and disadvantages including the risk of wound leakage, hypotony, and endophthalmitis.
GRIESHABER® Hand-held Instrumentation Catalog Section
GRIESHABER® DSP Overview Brochure
GRIESHABER® DSP Aspheric Macular Lens Flashcard
Reusables vs. Disposables: A Safe Conclusion for DSPs by Sunil Gupta, MD, Alan Franklin, MD, PhD, and John P. Myers, MD
A brief return to reusable instruments convinced these surgeons of the importance of weighing intangible variables as well as costs. Read about the factors that influenced their return to disposable instrumentation.
PUREPOINT® Laser & Accessories Catalog Section
PUREPOINT® Laser Brochure
ALCON® Illuminated Flexible Curved Laser Probe Flashcard
Illumination Accessories Catalog Section
ALCON® Chandelier Lighting System Flashcard
ALCON® Illuminated Trio Flashcard
Gases, Tamponades, and Solutions Catalog Section
Retina Pharmaceuticals Catalog Section
Below you will find respected surgical organizations that may be valuable resources for more information, events, and techniques.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
European Society of Retina Specialists
European Vitreoretinal Society
International Council of Ophthalmology
The best way to stay up to date with the latest techniques and technology is to have access to the most recent papers, journal articles, and industry publications. Below you will find valuable links to articles that are making headlines in the world of vitreoretinal surgery.
International Council of Ophthalmology
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Ocular Surgery News
Ophthalmology (member log-in required)
Ophthalmology Times (Europe)
Review of Ophthalmology