Stratos Gotzaridis, Elias Georgalas (Athens, Greece)


The use of perflurocarbons liquids leads to unpleasant complications such as subretinal bubbles. The problem is getting more serious when the bubble is located in the area of foveola, which results in severe reduction of the vision. We present a case of removal of a subretinal foveolar perflurocarbons bubble.


Anatomical and functional results of treatment of a case with subfoveal perflurocarbon bubble are presented. A 25-gauge instrumentation had been used to create a new RD in the macular area with a 41 gauge subretinal cannula. Then the eye filled with air. Part of subfoveal fluid left in order to allow the perflurocarbon bubble to move inferiorly.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Patients’ retina remained flat, and foveola clear of the perflurocarbon.
Despite the anatomical success the vision remained low (0.1). We are not sure whether the toxicity of the bubble or the re detachment of the retina was responsible for the unchanged VA.