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Updating on intraoperative light-induced retinal injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7607807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We are presenting the state of knowledge concerning intraoperative light-induced retinal injury, considered to be a combination of photic retinopathy and retinal photocoagulation. It may arise from retinal light exposure to the operating microscope or to the fiberoptic endoilluminator. Ultraviolet and short-wavelength visible light are more dangerous than longer wavelength light. Many risk factors may facilitate the onset of this iatrogenic disease following surgery. Many aspects of the retinal damage are still poorly understood. Many mid light-induced retinal injuries probably remain undiagnosed in routine postoperative examination. Current appropriate light filters are not the definitive solution. Appropriate precautions should be taken during both anterior segment and vitreoretinal surgery.
C Azzolini; R Brancato; G Venturi; F Bandello; A Pece; P Santoro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0165-5701     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    1994-1995
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-15     Completed Date:  1995-08-15     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Scientific Institute H.S. Raffaele, University of Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Fluorescein Angiography
Fundus Oculi
Intraoperative Complications*
Light / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Radiation Injuries / etiology*,  pathology,  prevention & control
Retina / pathology,  radiation effects*
Retinal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Surgical Equipment / adverse effects

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