• A third-generation balloon catheter that accepts a fiberoptic has been developed. The fiberoptic is inserted through the catheter to the center of the balloon when the balloon is in the area of the retinal break. Viewed with the ophthalmoscope light at dim to off, the balloon can be seen glowing through the wall of the eye. The position of the balloon can then be shifted until the glow is precisely under the retinal break.
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