Tissue plasminogen activating factor assisted removal of subretinal hemorrhage.

  title={Tissue plasminogen activating factor assisted removal of subretinal hemorrhage.},
  author={Gholam A. Peyman and Norman C. Nelson and Walid A. Alturki and Keven J Blinder and Christopher L. Paris and Uday R. Desai and Colin Alex Harper},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery},
  volume={22 10},
We used tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to aid in the surgical evacuation of subretinal hemorrhages. Subretinal hemorrhage secondary to a ruptured retinal macroaneurysm was treated in two patients. The surgical technique involved using a micropipette to fashion a small retinotomy through which tPA was injected into the subretinal space and through which the dissolved clot was removed. Visual acuity improved from counts fingers to 20/50 in one patient and from counts fingers to 20/70 in the… CONTINUE READING

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