Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) often leads to failure in retinal detachment surgery. Surgeons need to be well versed with managing different aspects of retinal detachment complicated by PVR to achieve successful outcomes. Various techniques such as membrane peeling, dissection, air fluid exchange , endo-drainage, endo laser, usage of perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL), retinectomies etc. are shown in detail. Carefully assessing the PVR and managing it can improve the surgical outcomes in these cases.