Hiromi and co-workers aimed to identify risk factors for recurrent retinal detachment after uncomplicated pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in patients with primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). They analyzed 519 eyes of 509 patients who underwent PPV for primary RRD. Drainage retinotomy was a risk factor for surgical failure and postoperative epiretinal membrane. Hiromi and co-workers coluded that the avoidance of drainage retinotomy during small-gauge PPV in patients with RRD may lead to better surgical success and less frequent epiretinal membrane formation.
Hiromi O, Yuki Y, Harada, Yosuke H et al. Drainage retinotomy is a risk factor for surgical failure after pars plana vitrectomy in patıents with primary uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Retina. August 2022 https://journals.lww.com/retinajournal/Abstract/9900/DRAINAGE_RETINOTOMY_IS_A_RISK_FACTOR_FOR_SURGICAL.138.aspx