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      Reliability of Standardized Echography before Vitreoretinal Surgery for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Echography, Proliferative diabetic retinopathy, Vitrectomy

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          Abstract

          Standardized A- and B-scan echography was performed in 45 patients (68 eyes) affected by proliferative diabetic retinopathy, before vitreoretinal surgery, to evaluate the percentage of agreement between the ultrasonographic data and the surgical findings. The agreement was quite good for tractional retinal detachment (93%) and for posterior vitreous detachment (91%). The main cause of failure was the presence of vitreoschisis, while preretinal and vitreal membranes can easily be detected.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6740-4
          978-3-318-00339-0
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1998
          July 1998
          28 August 1998
          : 212
          : Suppl 1
          : 91-92
          Article
          55438 Ophthalmologica 1998;212(suppl 1):91–92
          10.1159/000055438
          9730764
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Categories
          Eye Diseases

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