Table 2: Methods and results of studies of combined vitrectomy with phacoemulsification without postoperative face-down positioning.

StudyYearGas usedILM peelingHole stage
(no. of eyes)
Primary (final) success rateFollowup (months)

Tornambe et al. [4]199715% C3F8No2, 3, and 4 (33)79% (85%)6–40
Simcock and Scalia [8]200120% C2F6No2 and 3 (20)90%3–36
Madgula and Costen [9]200816% C3F8Yes2, 3, and 4 (31)96.7%(100%)10
Heath and Rahman [10]201016% C2F6Yes3 and 4 (40)92.5%2–12
Present study20% SF6Yes2, 3, and 4 (42)95.2% (100%)6