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Can J Ophthalmol. 1994 Apr;29(2):66-9.

Repair of retinal detachment associated with proliferative vitreoretinopathy using perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene (Vitreon). Vitreon Study Group.

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LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine, New Orleans.


A total of 140 consecutive patients underwent repair of retinal detachment associated with grade C2 to D3 proliferative vitreoretinopathy with perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene (Vitreon) as an intraoperative hydrokinetic tool. In seven patients the Vitreon was left in the eye for extended tamponade. Intraoperative reattachment was obtained in 98% of patients. At the final follow-up examination (mean 7 months) 84% of retinas remained attached, and 92% of patients had stable or improved visual acuity. Vitreon was found to be safe and effective in the repair of complicated retinal detachments. No complications were directly related to Vitreon when used intraoperatively or when left in the eye for extended tamponade.

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