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    Perfluorocarbon-Assisted PVD in Old Pediatric Retinal Detachment

    By Dr. Ahmed El Shafei, MD, FRCS(ED)
    Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus, Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Diseases

    Dr. Ahmed El Shafei demonstrates a technique for using two perfluorocarbon bubbles to induce posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in a young patient with an old retinal detachment. After first injecting a small perfluorocarbon bubble and identifying the vitreous, a light probe is used to dissect the posterior vitreous face and make a small pocket where a second perfluorocarbon bubble is carefully injected. This second bubble helps to elevate and dissect the posterior vitreous face, while the other bubble stabilizes the retina. Once the posterior vitreous face is fully elevated, a complete vitrectomy is performed.

    Financial Disclosures: Dr. El Shafei discloses no financial relationships.