Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki (Barcelona, Spain)

An eighty-year-old woman had been operated on for a cataract in her right eye twenty-four hours previously. During the operation a posterior capsule rupture occurred. The surgeon performed an anterior vitrectomy. The patient was sent to retinal department because she was suffering from a 360º giant retinal tear. The technique we employed was vitrectomy, perfluorocarbon liquid, endophotocoagulation, direct exange PFCL-silicone oil. Three months after this operation we extrated the silicone oil and we sutured an intraocular lens to the sulcus. The rapid actuation in these patients improves the prognosis in this serious disease.