23-Gauge Retinectomy Under Silicone Oil

  • Gaurav K. Shah, MD
  • Baseer Ahmad, MD
  • Video
  • Published 2014

This is an illustration of a method of performing retinectomy under silicone oil using small-gauge instrumentation and direct infusion of silicone oil through the infusion line.

Key points to keep in mind from this video:

Utilization of stiffer infusion tubing capable of silicone oil transfer
Using the small-gauge cutter/aspirator slightly deep to retina within the subretinal fluid rather than within the oil layer
Periodic infusion of silicone oil to replace the volume of subretinal fluid (or oil) evacuated

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