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Short-term PFCL Endotamponade in Treatment of Inferior Retinal Detachment

Kh.P. Takhchidi, S.S. Tillyakhodzhaev, A.A. Gorin (Moscow, Russia) Abstract: Modern technologies of vitreoretinal surgery ensure the high anatomical and functional results in the treatment of retinal detachment (RD). The key point investigations in this field are concentrated on the searching of liquids, which can provide short-term effective and sufficient endotamponade for achieving high anatomical and functional results. At present,...

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Detachment Repair Without Heavy Liquid

Theodoros Potamitis (Limassol, Cyprus) Advantages: The use of heavy liquid to flatten bullous retinal detachments, although very simple has several major disadvantages. Adding heavy liquid adds two steps to the process of vitrectomy, injection and removal of the PFCL. If heavy liquid enters the sub-retinal space it turns a simple procedure into a complicated one. The pressure exerted by the heavy liquid can give a false appearance of...

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