Surgical Management of Giant Retinal Tears

Giant Retinal Tears (GRT) are full thickness retinal tears which spread circumferentially for more than 3 clock hours with a posterior vitreous detachment.

They are a challenging case for vitreoretinal surgeons to handle and has a high risk of developing proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

See the excellent article below by Berrocal et al. published in the Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research in 2017 on how to manage this condition.

Management of Giant Retinal Tear Detachments Maria H. Berrocal, Megan L. Chenworth, Luis A. Acaba J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2017 Jan-Mar; 12(1): 93–97. doi: 10.4103/2008-322X.200158

There is also a comprehensive step by step video guide to surgically repair GRT by Dr Hariprasad from Chicago:

Giant Retinal Tear Repair with Alcon 23g Pars Plana Vitrectomy




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