Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 396--398

Delayed inflammation associated with retained perfluorocarbon liquid


S Pradeep1, Jay K Chhablani2, Bhavin Patel3, Padmaja Rani2 
1 Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Swami Vivekanand Retina Care Center, Surat, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Jay K Chhablani
Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Retina Vitreous Centre, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Andhra Pradesh
India

A 55-year-old woman, with history of cataract surgery 1 year back, presented with features of ocular inflammation for last 3 months. She had no history of any other intraocular surgery. On examination, anterior segment showed frothy material in the inferior angle with moderate anterior chamber reaction (cells+/flare+) and sulcus intraocular lens with large posterior capsule rent. Fundoscopy showed multiple, small to medium-sized transparent bubbles of perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) with membranes in the vitreous cavity. Ultrasonography confirmed the presence of PFCL in the vitreous cavity. Pars plana vitrectomy with anterior chamber wash was done which led to good visual recovery. To conclude, retained PFCL can cause late onset fibrinous inflammation after a quiescent period but surgical intervention may lead to good visual outcome.


How to cite this article:
Pradeep S, Chhablani JK, Patel B, Rani P. Delayed inflammation associated with retained perfluorocarbon liquid.Indian J Ophthalmol 2011;59:396-398


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Pradeep S, Chhablani JK, Patel B, Rani P. Delayed inflammation associated with retained perfluorocarbon liquid. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];59:396-398
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