Year : 2022  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-118

Pars Plana Vitrectomy in a Patient with Severe Chronic Titubation

1 University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
3 Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Accra, Ghana
4 University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

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Dr. Emmanuel Olu Megbelayin
University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State
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DOI: 10.4103/njo.njo_11_22

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Surgeries on head and neck structures can be very challenging in individuals with titubation from any cause. Head tremor or titubation is a classic feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Parkinsonism due to depletion of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. A literature search using keywords such as head tremor, titubation, PD, eye surgery was carried out in English in major databases archiving medical literature like Google Scholar, Hinari, Scopus, and PubMed. Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) was successfully carried out in a patient with titubation. A simple head support could ameliorate head tremors to enable performance of eye surgeries.

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