A 41-year-old male asked:
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what is "vitreous base traction" and why do some articles say it can lead to retinal redetachment even after a successful repair by vitrectomy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Vitreous strands: The vitreous even after vitrectomy , can sometimes form stands and bands which have contractile or elastic properties. These can connect two opposite sites in the back of the eye, one being the retina, and as they contract, they can elevate the retina causing a detachment. This may require further surgery.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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