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Displacement of Subfoveal Hemorrhage by Perfluorocarbon

  Channels: Retina | Posted 4/22/2015

Gurkan Erdogan, MD, presents an age-related macular disease (AMD) case with subretinal hemorrhage in a patient with sudden vision loss. The subfoveal hemorrhage cases require immediate intervention. There are different treatment options as pneumatic displacement with gas and tissue plasminogen activator. In these methods the patient needs to lie face down firmly and perfect alignment of the gas bubble on the fovea is required. Often it is very difficult for elderly patients. If they can not tolerate face down position, permanent photoreceptor damage can occur. To increase the postoperative patient comfort and success rate, intraoperative displacement of subfoveal hemorrhage using perfluorocarbon is a preferable choice.

AMD • Hemorrhage • Retina