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Type: Journal article
Title: Giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy
Author: Sinkar, S.
Simon, S.
Gilhotra, J.
Citation: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 2012; 6(2):151-152
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1935-1089
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Sinkar, Swati N., Simon, Sumu J., Gilhotra, Jagjit S.
Abstract: PURPOSE: To report a case with giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy. To our knowledge, this is only the second case of a giant retinal tear after pneumatic retinopexy reported. METHODS: This is a descriptive case study. RESULTS: A 43-year-old myopic man underwent pneumatic retinopexy for right eye rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Postoperative course was complicated by a giant retinal tear, which was treated successfully. CONCLUSION: Though rare, giant retinal tears can occur after pneumatic retinopexy. The likely mechanism is increased vitreous traction because of expansion of gas in a predisposed myopic eye.
Keywords: giant retinal tear
pneumatic retinopexy
rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Rights: © 2012 Ophthalmic Communications Society, Inc.
DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e318216460a
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