Video Presentation

Membrane peeling under silicone oil

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First Author: J.Smith UK

Co Author(s):    H. Madi   S. Mamtora                          

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To present a video of a case of membrane peeling under silicone oil in a case of recurrent retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).

Setting:

Theatre in a tertiary eye hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary, UK.

Methods:

Video recording of an interesting aspect of vitreoretinal surgery.

Results:

The membrane was successfully peeled with the silicone oil in place. The membrane is easy to visualise under the silicone oil interface and therefore no staining is required. End-grasping forceps are used and visualisation is aided by the use of a flat contact lens. The oil also provides counter traction on the retina as the membrane is being peeled.

Conclusions:

PVR membrane peeling under oil is minimally invasive, produces little post-operative inflammation and can be an effective technique for relieving retinal traction when the surgeon wishes to leave silicone oil in-situ. This technique saves time and provides easy visualisation of the membrane under the silicone interface.

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