Endoscope offers versatility over microscope for retinal surgeries.
Modern Retina; Dec 08, 2017
While use of the endoscope is widespread, there are still surgeons who feel the microscope is sufficient. However, the increased visualization that the endoscope provides is an invaluable tool that can significantly improve outcomes in a variety of cases, particularly retinal surgeries. Read more...
Martin Uram, MD, MPH
Practical Applications of Endoscopic Vitrectomy for the Vitreoretinal Surgeon
S. Dang, M.D., J.S. Heier, M.D., R.A. Goldberg, M.D.
Endoscopy: An overlooked tool in the management of Ocular trauma
Retina Today; Nov/Dec 2016
Despite a steep learning curve, this instrument can make a big difference. Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) can be found in as many as 40% of penetrating or open globe injuries.1 Penetrating eye injuries can cause permanent loss of vision, corneal ulcers, infection, and sympathetic...
Marcus Colyer, M.D.
Endoscope an essential instrument for every retina surgeon
Rupan Trikha, M.D.
Endoscopy and its potential for visualization
Retina Today; Sept 2015
The endoscope is helpful for examining areas or anatomy of the eye that would otherwise be difficult to view. Compared with traditional surgical views, endoscopy allows surgeons to visualize tissues, anatomy, and pathology that might be indiscernible with traditional surgical views.
Jeffrey Heier, M.D.
Clinical Study Spotlight
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2014, 25:195-206
Purpose: To update on the recent developments and surgical applications of intraocular endoscopy, and highlight its role in the modern era of microincision vitreoretinal surgery. Recent progress in our understanding of the unique intraocular illumination properties of endoscopy, specifically the use of reflected (coaxial) versus conventional transmitted (dissociated) light, is redefining its role in vitreoretinal surgery.
Wong, S.C., Lee, T.C., Heier, J.S., Ho, A.C.