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Minimally Invasive Technique for Choroidal Fluid Drainage

Authors Safuri S, Bar-David L, Barak Y

Received 15 March 2020

Accepted for publication 2 June 2020

Published 9 July 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 1955—1958


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Shadi Safuri, Laura Bar-David, Yoreh Barak

Department of Ophthalmology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Correspondence: Yoreh Barak
Department of Ophthalmology, Rambam Health Care Campus, P.O.Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
Tel +972-4-777-2668
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Background: This study describes a simple technique for the treatment of kissing choroidal detachment. In contrast to the commonly used technique, this technique is minimally invasive, fast, sutureless, and does not require access to the vitreous space.
Methods: A maintainer is inserted into the anterior chamber. A 25G trocar is inserted at the pars plana into the suprachoroidal space. Drainage is evident by the clear yellowish fluid freely emerging through the trocar, accompanied with deepening of the anterior chamber and an increase in the red reflex.
Results: Follow-up ultrasound 1 week after the surgery demonstrated resolution of the choroidal detachment. Net surgery time is about 10 minutes. No complications were noted.
Discussion: This is the first report of the technique performed in phakic eye, with video description of the steps and real-time clues for successful drainage even with reduced posterior segment visibility due to lens opacities.

Keywords: choroidal, drainage, kissing-detachment, minimally invasive, sutureless, trocar

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