http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Surgical-Treatment-of-Chronic-Inferior-Retinal-Detachment.flv

Daniel Vilaplana, Vladimir Poposki, Sebastian Beckers, Miguel Castilla

Advantages:

The chronic detachment of the inferior retina presents an elevated risk of recurrence. Elimination of the peripheral inferior retina by retinotomy and retinectomy entails a high percentage of success.                                                                                              

Methods:

The following surgical steps are carried out: scleral buckle, vitrectomy, partial introduction of liquid perfluorocarbon (PFCL), endodiathermy, retinotomy, peripheral retinectomy, complete introduction of PFCL, intraocular laser photocoagulation, direct exchange of PFCL with silicone oil 5000 Cs.

Effectiveness / Safety:

After one year we perform the extraction of the silicone oil. Following the proposed steps, the incidence of the retinal re-detachment is lower than another technique we have employed.