A Simple Method for Detecting Vitrectomy Infusion Line Position in Hazy Media, in Case of Poor VisualizationShoeibi, Nasser MD; Ansari-Astaneh, Mohammad-Rea MD Section Editor(s): Williams, George A.Retina: August 2014 - Volume 34 - Issue 8 - p 1707–1709 doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000257 Surgical Technique Abstract In Brief Author Information Abstract Purpose: To introduce a simple and practical method for detecting vitrectomy infusion line position in a hazy media. Methods: The position of the infusion cannula was evaluated before and during vitrectomy in 17 eyes of 17 patients with hazy media. This procedure was performed by using the light pipe inserted partially into the cannula and determining the color of transmitted light into the vitreous cavity. Dark red or brownish color was considered as suprachoroidal placement and bright whitish color as the correct position of the cannula tip. Results: In 13 patients, the position of the cannula was considered as a precise position by using the aforementioned method at the beginning of the operation, and vitrectomy was performed without any infusion line-related complications. In two cases, the incorrect placement of the infusion cannula was confirmed with this technique, and the cannula was reinserted and repositioned. In two cases, secondary slippage of the cannula in suprachoroidal space was detected by using this method during vitrectomy, and another cannula was tried in another position. Conclusion: Using the color of light pipe inserted partially into the cannula is a safe and simple method for evaluating the position of the infusion line in the eye. In Brief Using the color of light pipe inserted partially into the cannula is a safe and simple method for evaluating the position of the infusion line in the eye. Author Information Retina Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Reprint requests: Mohammad-Rea Ansari-Astaneh, MD, Khatam-al-Anbia Eye hospital, Abutalib Crossed Kolahdooz Boulevard, Mashhad 91959-61151, Iran; e-mail: email@example.com Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.retinajournal.com). None of the authors have any financial/conflicting interests to disclose. © 2014 by Ophthalmic Communications Society, Inc.