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Perfluorocarbon Liquid for Dissection of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy: Avoiding Subretinal Persistence

@article{Mowatt2013PerfluorocarbonLF,
  title={Perfluorocarbon Liquid for Dissection of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy: Avoiding Subretinal Persistence},
  author={Lizette Mowatt},
  journal={Journal of Ophthalmic \& Vision Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={187 - 189}
}
  • L. Mowatt
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Dear Editor, I read with interest the article titled “Subretinal Perfluorocarbon Liquid for Dissection of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy” by Dalma- Weiszhausz et al.1 Perfluorocarbon liquids (PFCLs) effectively stabilize the retina and facilitate efficient repair of complex retinal detachments due to proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). PFCLs however, have some drawbacks2 which may be avoided by applying certain maneuvers. Residual subretinal PFCL may appear when aspirating PFCL… 

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Subretinal Perfluorocarbon Liquid for Dissection of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

The utilization of sub retinal PFCL can assist dissection of subretinal PVR and may be useful in eyes with complicated retinal detachment and poor visual prognosis.

RISK FACTORS FOR RETENTION OF SUBRETINAL PERFLUOROCARBON LIQUID IN VITREORETINAL SURGERY

The presence of subretinal PFCL does not seem to affect visual and anatomic success when located outside the macula, at least during an intermediate period of follow-up, and Saline rinse seems to be useful in the prevention of subRetinal P FCL.

RETAINED SUBRETINAL PERFLUOROCARBON LIQUID IN MICROINCISION 23-GAUGE VERSUS TRADITIONAL 20-GAUGE VITRECTOMY FOR RETINAL DETACHMENT REPAIR

There is a statistically significant 4.5-fold increased incidence of retained subretinal PFCL in patients undergoing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair with sutureless 23-gauge vitrectomy versus traditional 20- gauge Vitrectomy.

CHANGES IN RETINAL SENSITIVITY FROM RETAINED SUBRETINAL PERFLUOROCARBON LIQUID

There is a local reduction in retinal function in the area of retained subretinal PFCL in all four eyes, and there may be partial recovery of retinalfunction in an area vacated by the sub retinal P FCL.

Removal of retained subfoveal perfluoro-n-octane liquid.

Successful outcomes of 25- and 23-gauge vitrectomies for giant retinal tear detachments.

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Primary MIVS appears to be safe and feasible for giant retinal tear surgery, and postoperative retinal complications included macular pucker, subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid in two eyes, retinal folds in one eye, cystoid macular edema in oneEye, and redetachment due to proliferative vitreoretinopathy in one Eye.

Displacement of retained subfoveal perfluorocarbon liquid after vitreoretinal surgery.

This procedure seems to be safe and is an alternative to direct aspiration of PFCL through a juxtafoveal retinotomy, which risks damage to the foveal region.