Submacular PFO

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    1. Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA (May 26 2020)

      Fantastic capture. Thanks for sharing.

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    • By Kevin J. Blinder, MD
      The Retina Institute
      Co-author(s): Waseem Ansari, MD, The Retina Institute; St. Louis, MO
    • Uploaded on Feb 20, 2020.
    • Last modified by Caroline Bozell on Jul 24, 2020.
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    Condition/keywords
    submacular perfluorocarbon liquid (PFO)
    Photographer
    Jarrod Wehmeier, The Retina Institute; St. Louis, MO
    Imaging device
    Fundus camera
    optos
    Description
    This is a 53-year-old gentleman that was referred to us for a second opinion with an inoperable RD with PVR after 3 failed attempts. We performed a PPV, membranectomy, scleral buckling procedure, with silicone oil injection. This case did not require PFO. You can imagine our surprise when we discovered submacular PFO postoperatively. It is very difficult to see the PFO on the Optos. The infrared shows it clearly, with confirmation of the submacular space on the SD-OCT.

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