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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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- submacular perfluorocarbon liquid (PFO)
- Jarrod Wehmeier, The Retina Institute; St. Louis, MO
- Imaging device
- 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.