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Retinal Injury from Light Pipe

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Retinal Injury from Light Pipe

DOI: 10.3207/2989146344

Unexperienced surgeons must permanently observe both instruments in the eye, if not, both instruments must be removed. In this case the resident is so diverted by a first successful ILM peeling that on removing the forceps uncontrolled movement of the light pipe – still in the eye  - ends up in a retinal hole inferior to the macula. No noticeable functional  loss remained. The procedure was completed as planned by fluid gas exchange for macular hole.

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Author: Bernd Kirchhof
Submitted: 30/07/2009
Published: 14/08/2009
Views: 4036

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