DEC 05, 2018
Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Surgery
In this video, Dr. Jay Sridhar offers tips and tricks for using perfluorocarbon liquids in retinal detachment repair. It's important to maintain slight negative pressure on the syringe to prevent inadvertent dripping while entering and exiting the eye. Also, maintain a steady, smooth stream beginning just nasal to the optic nerve, and stay within the original bubble. While filling, tilt the eye away from the desired area of drainage. While performing a fluid-air exchange, always maintain either passive aspiration with a backflush or very mild active aspiration with a soft-tip cannula to avoid dripping any bubbles of perfluorocarbon liquid from the extrusion line back into the eye.
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