Intraocular gas dynamics after 20-gauge and 23-gauge vitrectomy with sulfur hexafluoride gas tamponade.

@article{Kusuhara2011IntraocularGD,
  title={Intraocular gas dynamics after 20-gauge and 23-gauge vitrectomy with sulfur hexafluoride gas tamponade.},
  author={Sentaro Kusuhara and Sotaro Ooto and Daisaku Kimura and Kyoko Itoi and Hirokazu Mukuno and Noriko Miyamoto and Masayuki Akimoto and Hitoshi Takagi},
  journal={Retina},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={250-6}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intraocular gas dynamics after 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) as compared with 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). METHODS A consecutive series of 290 eyes that experienced 20-gauge or 23-gauge vitrectomy with 25% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas tamponade were retrospectively reviewed. Intraocular gas bubble size on postoperative Day 1 and Gas50, the interval to dissipate to a 50% gas fill, were evaluated. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING