Journal article

MANAGEMENT OF GIANT RETINAL TEARS USING TRANSSCLERAL DIODE LASER RETINOPEXY AND SHORT-TERM POSTOPERATIVE TAMPONADE WITH PERFLUORO-N-OCTANE

Gaurav Bhardwaj, Paul P Connell, William G Campbell

Retina | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine the results of pars plana vitrectomy for giant retinal tear detachments using transscleral diode laser retinopexy and short-term postoperative tamponade with perfluoro-n-octane (PFnO). METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with fresh giant retinal tears were enrolled in a single-arm prospective study. One case was withdrawn for technical reasons. The remainder all underwent pars plana vitrectomy, PFnO injection, transscleral diode laser retinopexy to the edge of the giant retinal tear, and short-term postoperative heavy liquid tamponade. None of the cases had scleral buckling or lensectomy. RESULTS: Nineteen cases (18 male and 1 female) with a mean age of 41 years (range..

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