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Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug 17;8(2):436-439. doi: 10.1159/000479728. eCollection 2017 May-Aug.

Bilateral Giant Retinal Tear and Sequential Vitrectomy.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.



To describe the excellent outcome of surgery for bilateral giant retinal tears (GRTs) with better options of endotamponade.


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.


The outcome at 6 months after surgery was excellent with visual acuities of 6/6 in both eyes.


Improved availability of endotamponade agents allows repair of bilateral GRTs to be done at the same time, with good surgical outcomes.


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

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