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Microbubble retention and failed macular hole surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11371093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case reports a possible new cause of failed macular hole surgery. Standard macular hole surgery with removal of epiretinal membranes, 16% C3F8, and strict postoperative prone positioning was performed on a patient with stage 4 macular hole. Macular hole surgery failed with retention of a microbubble of C3F8 within the macular hole during the follow-up period. Retention of a microbubble within a macular hole may prevent closure of the hole and be a previously unrecognized cause of failed macular hole surgery.
D R Chow; T Hassan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery and lasers     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1082-3069     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-23     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2008-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517132     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Epiretinal Membrane / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Prone Position
Retinal Perforations / surgery*
Scotoma / etiology
Silicone Oils
Treatment Failure
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 0/Silicone Oils; 76-19-7/perflutren

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