Limitation of 25-gauge vitrectomy instrumentation in highly myopic eyes.

Abstract

In highly myopic eyes, a 25-gauge soft-tip needle is unable to remove fluid completely during air-fluid exchange because the needle is too short to reach the back of the elongated globe. In the simulated example, we found that the standard soft-tip cannulated needle is unsuitable for use in eyes with axial lengths greater than 31 mm. Other 25-gauge instruments are similarly unable to reach the back of a long eye.

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@article{Singh2007LimitationO2, title={Limitation of 25-gauge vitrectomy instrumentation in highly myopic eyes.}, author={Ajay K. Singh and Amania A Fawzi and Jay M. Stewart}, journal={Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye}, year={2007}, volume={38 5}, pages={437-8} }