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July 1985

Slit-lamp Fluid-Gas Exchange and Other Office Procedures Following Vitreoretinal Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(7):967-972. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050070093037

• Many complicated postoperative vitreoretinal cases require reoperations. It is possible to perform some of these procedures outside the operating room. We describe examining room techniques for fluid-gas exchange, fluid and gas aspiration, and adherent vitreous strand removal. We also discuss a slit-lamp technique for using sodium hyaluronate (Healon) following fluid-gas exchange to eliminate optical distortion from endothelial striae.