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Pneumatic retinopexy for late-onset recurrent retinal detachment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9474599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pneumatic retinopexy is used as a primary procedure for the repair of retinal detachments caused by visible retinal tears. Its application for late-onset recurrent retinal detachments following previous pneumatic retinopexy or scleral buckling procedure has not been reported to date. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pneumatic retinopexy was performed in 12 patients with recurrent retinal detachments due to new retinal tears who presented 6 months to 10 years after pneumatic retinopexy (8 patients) or scleral buckling surgery (4 patients). Follow-up ranged from 6 to 24 months. RESULTS: All the retinas reattached within the first few postoperative days and remained attached throughout follow-up. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were observed. Visual acuity either remained unchanged (if good before) or improved. CONCLUSION: Pneumatic retinopexy may be a feasible option for recurrent late-onset retinal detachment under the proper clinical conditions.
D Weinberger; H Stiebel-Kalish; O Crystal; R Axer-Siegel; Y Mosseive; Y Yassur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery and lasers     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1082-3069     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-31     Completed Date:  1998-03-31     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:  43-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Fluorocarbons / administration & dosage*
Follow-Up Studies
Retinal Detachment / etiology,  therapy*
Scleral Buckling / methods
Treatment Outcome
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 76-19-7/perflutren

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