Straight to Oil

  • John W. Kitchens, MD
  • Video
  • Published 2014

In this case, a male patient presented with a retina re-detachment after silicone oil removal. Following removal of the dense cataract, we decided to go directly to oil, rather than the more traditional approach of performing a retinectomy, utilizing perfluoro-n-octane (PFO) and then placing oil.

Because of the tension of the oil on the retina, having it in place early allows for direct visualization of the relaxing retinectomy. It also helps with hemostasis.

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