Published online Aug 12, 2014. doi: 10.5318/wjo.v4.i3.75
Revised: June 23, 2014
Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published online: August 12, 2014
Core tip: Our findings are in agreement with previously published reports of the importance of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injections in severe or complex cases of diabetic retinal detachment. These very difficult cases, when performed without the use of IVB, have high rates of intraoperative and postoperative bleeding and a worse final outcome. The strengths of our work include the average follow-up period of 33.90 ± 22.97 mo (range: 6-84 mo) and the number of eyes (84) subjected to surgery during this period. The weaknesses of our study are that it was retrospective and lacked a control group.