Iatrogenic retinal detachment due to cannula slippage despite use of luer-lock syringe system.

Iatrogenic retinal detachment (RD) due to cannula slippage is a rare occurrence. Cannula detachment from a syringe creates an intraocular missile capable of causing sight-threatening damage. We recently experienced cannula slippage during the wound hydration stage of phacoemulsification that caused a shallow localized RD despite the use of a luer-lock… CONTINUE READING