ISSN 0886-3067


Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Outcome of Bimanual 23G, 5-Ports Versus 3-Ports Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Advanced Diabetic Eye Disease

Purpose: Evaluation of efficacy and safety of 23 guage five ports vitrectomy versus 23 guage three ports pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in diabetic tractional retinal detachment. Study Design: Prospective Interventional case series. Place and Duration of Study: Mayo hospital and Services hospital, Lahore, from February 2018 to December 2018. Material and Methods: Forty eyes of forty patients were equally divided into two groups. One group which underwent five ports PPV and the other group had three ports PPV. Patients with tractional retinal detachment (TRD) with fibrovascular membranes were included and patients who had undergone previous ocular surgery (except cataract surgery) or having TRD due to other ocular diseases were excluded. Preoperative work-up included visual acuity, intra ocular pressure measurement and slit lamp examination of anterior and posterior segment. Gender, age, pre-operative and post-operative BCVA and intraocular pressure presented by calculating frequency and percentages.

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