ABSTRACT

Indeterminate choroidal lesions were previously observed over time to monitor for changes or subjected to fine needle aspirations (FNA) in an effort to attain a diagnosis. In an era of 25G vitrectomies, there has been a shift from conservative management and FNAs of such lesions to more controlled 25G transretinal choroidal biopsies. Similarly advances in genetic analysis of uveal melanomas has attracted widespread enthusiasm in obtaining good tissues samples with this technique.
The following videos illustrate surgical steps in 25G transretinal biopsies of choroidal lesions without vitrectomy and tamponade as well as the complications that occur during surgery and how to deal with them.


CONTACT DETAILS

 

Lara SANDRI, Carl GROENEWALD, Rumana HUSSAIN, Heinrich HEIMANN
St Pauls -Royal Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Email: Lsandri@supernet.co.za
Cell Phone: +447522140615
Work Phone: +27118841440