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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247

Endo-light pipe to localise the site of SRF drainage in retinal reattachment surgery with hazy ocular media.



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A Kumar


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Keywords: Drainage, methods, Humans, Retinal Detachment, surgery, Scleral Buckling, methods, Treatment Outcome,


How to cite this article:
Kumar A, Prakash G, Garg P. Endo-light pipe to localise the site of SRF drainage in retinal reattachment surgery with hazy ocular media. Indian J Ophthalmol 2002;50:247

How to cite this URL:
Kumar A, Prakash G, Garg P. Endo-light pipe to localise the site of SRF drainage in retinal reattachment surgery with hazy ocular media. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Jun 3];50:247. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2002/50/3/247/14774

All retinologists must have encountered problems in determining the best site for drainage of the subretinal fluid (SRF) while performing conventional buckling retinal reattachment surgery, especially when the ocular media is hazy due to one or more probable causes like cataract, epithelial oedema, small amounts of iatrogenic vitreous haemorrhage, etc.

We have also encountered similar problems. One of the methods we have employed to overcome this is use of an endo-light pipe through the external route as a scleral depressor to localize the site of maximum fluid.

While indirect ophthalmoscopy is being done the illuminated endo-light pipe indents the sclera at the region of the detachment. The view of retina and the detachment improves considerably. Every detail of the retina becomes clear and the rest of the drainage procedure may be carried out as in any routine case with clear media.

We have regularly used this simple technique for over 3 months now in cases with hazy ocular media. This has helped us in otherwise seemingly difficult cases because of hazy ocular media. We could not find any reference in the literature to support our technique, but we have found the technique to be very useful.






 

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