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Keywords:

  • history;
  • New Zealand;
  • retinal detachment

Abstract

The history of retinal surgery in New Zealand is relatively short but covers a period of transition from caustic cautery to laser retinopexy, from scleral shortening to 25 gauge vitrectomy. The practitioners of this craft include some of the notable figures in medicine in New Zealand, and in their own way each contributed to the welfare of those patients with surgical retinal disease.