Efficacy of Short-term Postoperative Perfluoro-n-octane Tamponade for Pediatric Complex Retinal Detachment – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of perfluoro-n-octane as a postoperative short-term tamponade after vitrectomy in pediatric cases with complex retinal detachment (RD) and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).Design: Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series.Methods: The medical records of 10 eyes of 9 children (6 boys and 3 girls), whose age ranged from 3 months to 11 years, with a median of 7.5 months, were reviewed. The cause of the PVR was retinopathy of prematurity (7 eyes of 6 patients); familial exudative vitreoretinopathy; or tractional RD associated with congenital optic nerve anomalies, and persistent fetal vasculature. Perfluoro-n-octane was injected into the eyes at the primary surgery (Read more...)

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