Encircling Scleral Buckle with Chandelier Endoillumination and Endolaser for Repair of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
Authors Yannuzzi NA, Patel NA, Berrocal AM, Sridhar J
Received 12 November 2019
Accepted for publication 29 January 2020
Published 28 February 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 609—612
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Nicolas A Yannuzzi, Nimesh A Patel, Audina M Berrocal, Jayanth Sridhar
Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Correspondence: Jayanth Sridhar
Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 900 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
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Purpose: To report a modified surgical technique for chandelier endoillumination-assisted scleral buckling using an endolaser.
Methods: A three patient case reports for demonstration of surgical technique.
Results: All patients underwent successful primary retinal detachment repair without any intraoperative or post-operative complications.
Conclusion: Endolaser can be employed during chandelier endoillumination assisted scleral buckling either as a standalone tool or in conjunction with cryopexy, especially in cases with posteriorly located retinal breaks.
Keywords: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, scleral buckle, chandelier, endoillumination, endolaser
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