Foveal protection with viscoelastic material during removal of posterior segment foreign bodies

Touka Banaee, Maria Sharepoor

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Abstract

Foreign bodies may drop during removal from the posterior segment and result in foveal damage. Due to high specific gravity and viscosity, ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) can dampen and redirect the force of the dropping foreign body and therefore protect the fovea. Herein we describe our technique of foveal protection with OVDs and briefly demonstrate the results in five eyes with large posterior segment foreign bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intraocular foreign body
  • Ophthalmic viscosurgical devices
  • Pars plana vitrectomy
  • Viscoelastic materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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