Vitreoretinal Surgery

Complications

Intraoperative Complications (N = 917)

2019

An analysis of intraoperative complications for 917 surgical procedures revealed no complications in 98.7% of cases. Iatrogenic retinal breaks (1.2%) were the most common intraoperative complication, followed by choroidal hemorrhage (0.39%).

Postoperative Complications (N = 917)

2019

An analysis of postoperative complications in patients who returned to the operating room within 90 days of surgery revealed that 87.8% out of a total of 917 cases performed in 2019 did not have any postoperative complications. The most prevalent postoperative complications were complicated retinal detachment (4.6%), primary retinal detachment (3.4%), infection-related (1.2%), vitreous hemorrhage (1.0%), lens related (0.7%), macular hole (0.4%), silicone oil (0.4%), and choroidal hemorrhage (0.2%). Other complications included 1 case each of hyphema, subretinal hemorrhage and conjunctival defect.