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Cornea:
doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182a407a7
Techniques

Better Surgical Method for Removing Perfluorocarbon Liquids From the Anterior Chamber

Keles, Sadullah MD*; Ates, Orhan MD*; Baykal, Orhan MD*

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe a surgical method for removing perfluorocarbon liquids from the anterior chamber.

Methods: 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.

Results: The perfluorodecalin was removed using a single intervention. We did not observe any perfluorodecalin residue in subsequent postoperative examinations in either patient.

Conclusions: The method is simple and safe, and it allows the complete removal of perfluorocarbon liquids from the anterior chamber using a single intervention.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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