Suction-Assisted External Drainage - The American Society of Retina Specialists - The American Society of Retina Special

  • Ahmad B. Tarabishy, MD
  • Video
  • Published 2015

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".

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