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A 30-year-old male asked:

wouldnt pars plana vitrectomy reduce the risk of retinal tears or detachments due to vitreoretinal traction for someone with lattice and vitr degen?

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Dr. Kristin Nesburn
Addiction Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, but invasive: Your risk of tears or detachment is very low unless you are having flashes and have an enlarging area of lattice containing holes. The usual treatment in this case is laser not vitrectomy as vitrectomy itself carries risk of infection.

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