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Macular Hole Surgery: Does C3F8 Provide Better Anatomical and Functional Outcomes than SF6 and C2F6?

Purpose: To assess differences in anatomical and functional outcomes when using C2F6, SF6 or C3F8 gas tamponade in macular hole surgery with pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling and a non-strict postoperative posturing regimen. Setting: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Methods: Clinical and surgical data were prospectively entered into an electronic medical record (Medisoft, Leeds, UK). Data of consecutive...

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Application of Additional Gas Tamponade of Weak Expanding Concentration of Perfluoropropane in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Surgery with Inferior Breaks

Authors: Galyna Levytska, Stanislav Rodin, Zoya Rozanova, Mykola Umanets, Odessa, Ukraine Advantages / Purpose: To study the efficacy of endotamponade of inferior breaks by weak expanding concentration of perfluoropropane and additional gas tamponade in early postoperative period, if it is necessary. Methods: 62 patients (63 eyes), 30 male (48,4%), 32 female (51,6%) with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, PVR grade A: 16 eyes (25,4%),...

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C3F8 Injection Induces Inferior Retinal Tamponade by Regular Silicone Oil

Morteza Mehdizadeh, MD (Shiraz, Iran) PURPOSE: To asses the effect of C3F8 in silicone filled eye to induce inferior retinal tamponade. METHODS: To assess the effect of C3F8 in silicone filled eye to induce inferior retinal tamponade. RESULTS: In 3 of 6 of these eyes (50%) inferior retinal reattachment were achieved, so Laser retinopexy were done in these eyes. In 2 of them (33.4%) retina remained attached after disappearance of gas bubble...

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