Middle Segment Surgery – A Paradigm Shift

Exciting to see our piece in print – “Is it Time For Middle Segment Surgery?” in the May 2023 edition of Review of Ophthalmology.

Middle Segment Surgery has been a special interest of mine – it is a unique intersection of subspecialties where the skills of interested surgeons from the world of cornea, glaucoma and vitreo-retinal surgery coalesce. We have so much to learn from each other and ultimately we hope this movement will lead to improved patient experience and outcomes.

I remain eternally grateful to Dr Lawrence Lee (Brisbane, QLD) for teaching me the art of vitrectomy during my registrar training, little did I know at the time I would one day regularly be relying on those skills to be able to perform this kind of work.

Many thanks to my co-authors Professor Sadeer Hannush, Drs Christos Infantides and Scott Oliver for their wise insights.

“We truly believe this is the wave of the future. The population is aging and the incidence of displaced IOLs is on the rise. We need more specialists, coming from both anterior and posterior segment surgery backgrounds, interested in middle segment surgery, to handle these cases. This special interest group will be driven mostly by one factor: patient outcomes.”