Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1849--1851

Bimanual 25-gauge chandelier technique for direct perfluorocarbon liquid-silicone oil exchange in retinal detachments associated with giant retinal tear


Stuti Astir, Daraius N Shroff, Charu Gupta, Cyrus M Shroff, Indranil Saha, Ranjan Dutta 
 Shroff Eye Centre, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Stuti Astir
Shroff Eye Centre, A.9, Kailash Colony, New Delhi - 110 048
India

Direct perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL)-silicone oil exchange presents its own set of challenges in the micro incision vitreous surgery era. We propose a simple bimanual technique to circumvent this problem. Thirteen eyes of patients with retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tears underwent vitrectomy followed by self-retaining endo illuminator (Chandelier) assisted direct PFCL-silicone exchange. No intra or postoperative complications related to the surgical technique were noted. All patients had attached retinas and satisfactory visual recovery at 6 months. Direct bimanual PFCL silicone oil exchange using a Chandelier seems to be a safe and effective technique.


How to cite this article:
Astir S, Shroff DN, Gupta C, Shroff CM, Saha I, Dutta R. Bimanual 25-gauge chandelier technique for direct perfluorocarbon liquid-silicone oil exchange in retinal detachments associated with giant retinal tear.Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1849-1851


How to cite this URL:
Astir S, Shroff DN, Gupta C, Shroff CM, Saha I, Dutta R. Bimanual 25-gauge chandelier technique for direct perfluorocarbon liquid-silicone oil exchange in retinal detachments associated with giant retinal tear. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];66:1849-1851
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