Giant retinal tears. Surgical techniques and results using perfluorocarbon liquids.

@article{Chang1989GiantRT,
  title={Giant retinal tears. Surgical techniques and results using perfluorocarbon liquids.},
  author={Stanley Shi-Chung Chang and Harvey A. Lincoff and N L Zimmerman and Wolfgang Fuchs},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1989},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={761-6}
}
Three low-viscosity perfluorocarbon liquids provided an intraoperative tool during vitrectomy to manage giant retinal tears. These clear fluids have a high specific gravity (1.8 to 1.9) and are immiscible with water. In six eyes, the giant tear was less than 180 degrees; in 11 eyes, it was 180 degrees or greater. In all eyes, the tear was unfolded and the retina was flattened while the patient was supine. The perfluorocarbon liquid was aspirated and replaced by air-perfluorocarbon gas mixtures… CONTINUE READING

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