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Is PFCL Totally Atoxic and Safe?

Purpose: To describe a very rare complication in vitreo retinal surgery related with a Perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL). Description: We present 4 cases in which we use PFCL, two of them (Retinal detachment with macula attached and dislocated IOL in vitreous cavity) passed from 20/20 VA to hand movements and a severe central scotoma. All of them we could observe a severe atrophy in macular area with a complete disparition of retinal cell...

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Sub-foveal PFCL: Careful and Easy Removal

Problem: Subfoveal PFCL is usually observed after vitrectomy for macula-off retinal detachment. As it causes photoreceptor cell damage and visual impairment, removal as early as possible is generally recommended. Most frequently, during repeat vitrectomy, a direct puncture of the bleb using a small-sized cannula (for example with a 40G teflon needle) is performed. H owever this manoeuvre implies the risk to damage the juxtafoveal retinal...

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Sub-retinal PFCL

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Residual PFCL

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Long-term Outcome of Retained Subretinal PFCL – A Small Case Series

Perfluorocarbon (PFC) liquid is a widely used intraoperative surgical tool for the management of various vitreoretinal conditions. Retained subretinal PFC is a known complication that was observed to occur at a higher frequency with the use of small gauge vitrectomy. Most recently published literature focused on the various techniques for removal of subretinal PFC. In our case series, we report the longterm outcomes of retained subretinal...

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Double Endotamponade with PFCL – Silicone Oil in RD Surgery: Physical and Chemical Interaction

Background: “Conventional” silicone oil floats upwards in the vitreous cavity. This results in a good tamponade of the upper retina, but leaves the lower retina without an effective tamponade. On the contrary, heavy silicone oil sinks and provides less effective support of the upper retina. In order to support both upper and lower retina double tamponade with perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) and silicone oil is used. There is a concern...

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