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Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul;129(7):949-51. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.165.

Modified external needle drainage of subretinal fluid in the management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment using a "guarded needle" approach.

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Retina Associates of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40509, USA. jkitchens@gmail.com

Abstract

External needle drainage of subretinal fluid is a useful technique to assist with retinal detachment surgery. This technique provides the ability to directly visualize the removal of subretinal fluid in a controlled manner. The major difficulty in learning this technique is the potential for overpenetration with the needle. Using a "guarded needle" approach can reduce this risk and increase the adoption of this useful method.

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PMID:
21746987
DOI:
10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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