To describe a surgical method for removing perfluorocarbon liquids from the anterior chamber.
Perfluorodecalin was noted in the anterior chamber in 2 patients after a vitreoretinal surgery was performed. We removed the perfluorodecalin by using a Rycroft cannula mounted on the tip of a tuberculin syringe with continued irrigation by means of an anterior chamber maintainer.
The perfluorodecalin was removed using a single intervention. We did not observe any perfluorodecalin residue in subsequent postoperative examinations in either patient.
The method is simple and safe, and it allows the complete removal of perfluorocarbon liquids from the anterior chamber using a single intervention.