FEB 28, 2023
AAO 2022 Video Program
Posterior Segment Trauma, Retina/Vitreous
The use of traditional vitreoretinal surgical instrumentation to remove intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) or dislocated native lens may prove difficult in certain cases because of the composition, shape, or size of objects or axial length of eyes. Traditional forceps can fail at grasping and removing certain objects after trauma due to the coefficient of friction or lack of an easily grasped edge. A tipless urology stone basket can be utilized to retrieve posterior segment IOFBs or dislocated cataract fragments in eyes with long axial length. The stone basket can be deployed in the midvitreous cavity to a desired diameter based on the size of the object, then slowly advanced to the location of the object to be removed, which is then guided into the basket. The basket is then retracted through an enlarged sclerotomy.
Financial Disclosures: Dr. Alia Durrani discloses a financial relationship with Allergan Medical Affairs (Consultant/Advisor).
Dr. Shriji Patel discloses a financial relationship with Genentech (Employee).
Dr. Edward Cherney Encarnacion discloses no financial relationships.