Bilateral Giant Retinal Tear and Sequential Vitrectomy

Mushawiahti Mustapha, Edward Roufail Franzco

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the excellent outcome of surgery for bilateral giant retinal tears (GRTs) with better options of endotamponade. Methods: This is a case report of a 62-year-old man who presented with bilateral GRTs and associated retinal detachment. The tear in the right eye was supero-temporal and silicone oil was used as an endotamponade. The tear in the left eye was infero-temporal and perfluorocarbon liquid was used as an endotamponade. Results: The outcome at 6 months after surgery was excellent with visual acuities of 6/6 in both eyes. Conclusion: Improved availability of endotamponade agents allows repair of bilateral GRTs to be done at the same time, with good surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Aug 2017

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Endotamponade
Retinal Perforations
Vitrectomy
Tears
Silicone Oils
Fluorocarbons
Retinal Detachment
Visual Acuity

Keywords

  • Endotamponades
  • Perfluorocarbon liquid
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal tear
  • Silicone oil
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Bilateral Giant Retinal Tear and Sequential Vitrectomy. / Mustapha, Mushawiahti; Roufail Franzco, Edward.

In: Case Reports in Ophthalmology, 17.08.2017, p. 436-439.

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