Barbara Parolini, Grazia Pertile

Advantages:

Gas tamponade with SF6 may be easily obtained without complex air-gas exchange procedure.

Methods:

At the end of pars plana vitrectomy, complete air filling is performed. A volume of 0.7 to 1cc of SF6, based on the dimension of the eye, is directly injected into the eye with a syringe and a 27-G needle though the infusion cannula.

Effectiveness / Safety:

This method allows one to obtain SF6 tamponade which does not produce increase of intraocular pressure postoperatively and lasts approximately 10 days.