Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279--282

Nine years of retained perfluoro-n-octane in the anterior chamber after retinal detachment repair with no signs of ocular toxicity


Emad B. Abboud, M. Al-Falah 
 Vitreoretinal Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Emad B. Abboud
Vitreoretinal Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Perfluoro-n-octane (PFO) is commonly used in vitreoretinal surgery. In this case report, we present a 35-year-old patient with retained PFO up to 9 years after par plana vitrectomy. Post-operatively, PFO bubbles occupied 15% of the anterior chamber (AC). Follow-up over 9 years, consistently showed a quiet AC, normal intraocular pressure and endothelial cell counts remained stable. Until date, the patient has been under observation and there have been no ocular symptoms or side-effects. Residual PFO that inadvertently remains in the AC can be well- tolerated, without side-effects for up to 9 years.


How to cite this article:
Abboud EB, Al-Falah M. Nine years of retained perfluoro-n-octane in the anterior chamber after retinal detachment repair with no signs of ocular toxicity.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2014;21:279-282


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Abboud EB, Al-Falah M. Nine years of retained perfluoro-n-octane in the anterior chamber after retinal detachment repair with no signs of ocular toxicity. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Jun 17 ];21:279-282
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