PFC- Thor's Mjolnir in RD cases.

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    Appears in
    25-Jul-2020
    Condition/keywords
    perfluorooctane, retinal detachment
    Photographer
    Dr Daraius Shroff . Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi
    Description
    PFC in chronic retinal detachment has a vital role. The image is of a 12-year-old girl with open funnel RD. Characteristically PFCLs have high specific gravity ranging from 1.76 to 2.03, low surface tension, and viscosity. These physical properties make perfluorocarbon liquids an ideal for intraoperative tool in vitreoretinal surgery. With high specific gravity they flatten the detcahed retina and push the SRF anteriorly giving surgeon room for maneuvers.

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