Internal drainage of subretinal fluid during chandelier-assisted scleral buckling

Emmanuel Ankamah, Martin J. Siemerink, Philip J. Polkinghorne, John M. Nolan, Eugene Ng

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the surgical technique of internal drainage of subretinal fluid as an adjunct to chandelier-assisted scleral buckling for the repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Methods: The technique of internal drainage with a sharp needle or cannula through a trocar is described and shown in a Supplemental Digital Content 1 (see Video, http://links.lww.com/ICB/A87). Results: Three patients (3 eyes) underwent scleral buckling for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Subretinal fluid was drained using the internal drainage approach in all cases. All three patients had successful reattachment of retina with improvement in visual function. No complications were reported related to vitreous loss, retinal incarceration, or redetachment following primary surgery. Conclusion: Internal drainage of subretinal fluid during chandelier-assisted scleral buckling is a useful technique that can be considered for repairing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2022

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