Vitrectomy as an Aerosol-Generating Procedure in the Time of COVID-19: The VAPOR Study.
Mali Okada, David Cordeiro Sousa, David CA Fabinyi, Xavier Hadoux, Thomas L Edwards, Karl D Brown, Daniel Chiu, Rosie CH Dawkins, Penelope J Allen, Jonathan Yeoh, Peter van Wijngaarden
Ophthalmol Retina | Published : 2021
Aerosolization during vitrectomy surgery was assessed by measuring fluorescein droplet spread in the surgical field and airborne particle counts. This study demonstrates that valved-port vitrectomy surgery under regional anesthesia is not likely to be an aerosol generating procedure.