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Posterior Vitreous Separation using the Jet of a Flute Needle

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Posterior Vitreous Separation using the Jet of a Flute Needle

DOI: 10.3207/4035328153

Triamcinolone does clearly demonstrate the hyaloid, but does not help to loosen the vitreo-retinal adhesion. A jet of water directed obliquely onto the surface of the retina finds its way through the hyaloid and is then deflected by the retinal surface into the vitreo-retinal  interface unless the jet is too strong. Then it can perforate the retina. Such a jet of fluid is often just enough to lift off the hyaloid locally, allowing the cutter to aspirate effectively and start the detachment of the hyaloid from there.


Author: Bernd Kirchhof
Submitted: 28/07/2009
Published: 14/08/2009
Views: 7056

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