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Retinotomy vs Retinectomy: What’s the Difference?

  Channels: Retina | Posted 4/13/2017

Steve Charles, MD, explains how relaxing retinotomy, developed by Robert Machemer, MD, and retinectomy, developed by Dr. Charles himself, differ. Hint: it has to do with the removal of tissue anterior to the cut. For additional details on his technique, Dr. Charles describes the sequence of steps in what he calls the “reattachment experiment."

Retinectomy • Retinotomy


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