Posterior vitreous detachment induced by injection of plasmin and sulfur hexafluoride in the rabbit vitreous.

@article{Hikichi1999PosteriorVD,
  title={Posterior vitreous detachment induced by injection of plasmin and sulfur hexafluoride in the rabbit vitreous.},
  author={Taiichi Hikichi and Nobuyuki Yanagiya and Masanori Kado and Jun Akiba and Akitoshi Yoshida},
  journal={Retina},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={55-8}
}
PURPOSE To investigate whether an injection of plasmin and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) can induce posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) without vitrectomy. METHODS One eye each of 15 New Zealand white rabbits was assigned to one of three groups. Eyes in group 1 received a vitreous injection of 1 unit of human plasmin (0.1 mL reconstituted in balanced salt solution) and 0.5 mL of SF6; eyes in group 2 received a vitreous injection of plasmin alone; eyes in group 3 received a vitreous injection of… CONTINUE READING