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Drainage of Choroidal Detachments

Choroidal Detachment(CD) is an entity which in most of the time resolve on its own. In few situations, the CD has to be drained to improve the visual acuity and even to save the eye. These situations may arise if the detachments are haemorrhagic with retinal apposition for sufficently long time, or during vitrectomy procedures before the completion of .Traditionally the CD are drained by exposing the choroid after making scleral section...

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The DDD Technique

Didier Ducournau (Nantes, France) The two major complications of external drainage of subretinal fluid are the hemorrhagic risk (increased by hypotonia) and the retinal incarceration risk. Since 1984, the author has been using a very simple transcleral drainage (made by a suture needle 8/0) described by David McLeod in 1992 as the DDD technique. The secrets of this technique are: • To achieve the drainage in avascular zones. • To avoid...

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RD External Procedure Session

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2007/videos/rdexternalprocedure.flv

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