Video: Suction-Assisted External Drainage

Synopsis

A 41-year-old phakic gentleman with high myopia develops a superonasal detachment that is treated with scleral buckling. A 24-guage pediatric intravenous catheter is introduced into the subretinal space. The subretinal fluid is drained using footpedal-controlled suction provided by the vitrectomy machine. Complete drainage of SRF is achieved using this technique. A general description of the scleral buckle technique can be seen in the video titled "Scleral Buckling Illuminated".

Ahmad B. Tarabishy, MD 
November 25, 2015

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Dr.Tarabishy - None.