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Bimanual 25-gauge chandelier technique for direct perfluorocarbon liquid-silicone oil exchange in retinal detachments associated with giant retinal…

A new interesting article has been published in Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec;66(12):1849-1851. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_440_18. and titled:

Bimanual 25-gauge chandelier technique for direct perfluorocarbon liquid-silicone oil exchange in retinal detachments associated with giant retinal…

Authors of this article are:

Astir S, Shroff DN, Gupta C, Shroff CM, Saha I, Dutta R.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Direct perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL)-silicone oil exchange presents its own set of challenges in the micro incision vitreous surgery era. We propose a simple bimanual technique to circumvent this problem. Thirteen eyes of patients with retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tears underwent vitrectomy followed by self-retaining endo illuminator (Chandelier) assisted direct PFCL-silicone exchange. No intra or postoperative complications related to the surgical technique were noted. All patients had attached retinas and satisfactory visual recovery at 6 months. Direct bimanual PFCL silicone oil exchange using a Chandelier seems to be a safe and effective technique.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Chandelier;giant tear retina;perfluorocarbon liquid;silicone oil

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