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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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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

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

METHODS:

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.

RESULTS:

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

CONCLUSION:

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

KEYWORDS:

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

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