Published on September 29th, 2015 | by ddeupree
Small incision vitrectomy surgery advancements
Micro-incision vitrectomy technology for retina eye surgery
In recent years, vitrectomy surgery has seen major advancements in technology, quality and safety. The advent of the 25 gauge small incision vitrectomy surgery has allowed for more efficient surgery and shorter, more comfortable recovery times for patients.
At The Macula Center, Dr. Dana M. Deupree, has teamed with Safety Harbor Surgery Center and Mease Hospital to deliver the safest, most efficient vitreo-retinal surgery available. These facilities provide Dr. Deupree with state-of-the-art surgical instrumentation. The Bausch & Lomb MicroFlow Plus® microsurgical system has set the standard for quality small-incision vitrectomy surgery. This state-of-the-art equipment has allowed Dr. Deupree to deliver the highest quality, most technologically advanced retina surgery to every patient.
The 25 gauge vitrector can be used through a tiny, “sutureless” incision in the sclera (the white of the eye). Because of the way the incision is constructed, it seals naturally from the eye’s internal pressure, thus eliminating the need for sutures. This technique has been pioneered by Dr. Deupree and as a result, he was one of the first sutureless surgeons in the country to test the 25 gauge system. Dr. Deupree was one of the first surgeons in the country to test the 25 gauge vitrector.
“Our goal is to take a minimalist approach to surgery. That translates to less time in the operating room, and it reduces the recovery, swelling and discomfort,” said Dr. Deupree.
With his “nothing but the best” philosophy, Dr. Deupree continues to develop an efficient, ultra-modern retina center with advanced technology and research capacity in a caring environment.
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