Retention of Perfluorocarbon in Anterior Chamber


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    1. Hosam Attia, MD (July 12 2018)

      Very nice photo !
      Was this a traumatic RD w/ zonular dehiscence ??
      How was that tolerated ?
      I am assuming that AC wash out had to be done !

    2. Philip J. Polkinghorne, MD (May 5 2017)

      No, I am sorry to say it was retained PFC! I believe what happened was the PFC bubbles were trapped in the anterior vitreous at the time of surgery because of overfilling the vitreous cavity. Post operatively the bubbles were obvious as the PFC migrated out of that compartment.

    3. Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA, FASRS (May 5 2017)

      Nice example of PFC fish-egging. Was PFC retained to assist inferior RD? Pretty common to migrate anteriorly. Well done.

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