Treatment of macular hole retinal detachment.

Lai, Y.K. (1990) Treatment of macular hole retinal detachment. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 74 (4). pp. 201-202. ISSN 0007-1161, DOI

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Seven patients with macular hole retinal detachment were treated by intravitreal gas injection with or without release of subretinal fluid. Macular buckling, diathermy, cryopexy, or vitrectomy were not used. The patients were placed prone for eight hours a day until the gas had absorbed. In five of the seven patients the retina became reattached within three days and remained reattached with follow-up periods of three to 22 months (average nine months). It is believed that such detachments are due to vitreoretinal traction and the intravitreal gas bubble relieves this traction. This technique is simple, safe, and does not require costly or sophisticated instruments. It has an added advantage in preserving macular function.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: retinal detachment
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 04:13
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 05:49

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