Abstract PURPOSE: Sequential drainage of subretinal fluid (D), injection of air (A), cryotherapy (C), and application of local explants (E) (D-ACE) sequence was introduced in order to overcome the problems encountered in managing superior bullous detachments from multiple large equatorial breaks. The authors recently observed the occurrence of a full-thickness macular hole in one patient developing the day after he underwent a D-ACE procedure. METHODS: A 61-year-old man presented a bullous retinal detachment in the right eye extending from the 9:30 to the 2 o'clock position, and posteriorly to the vascular arcades two retinal tears were noted, at the equator at 11 o'clock, and anterior to the equator at 12 o'clock. The patient underwent a D-ACE procedure. Subretinal fluid was drained above the lateral rectus muscle at the equator. One and a half milliliters of air were injected 3.5 mm from the limbus midway between the superior and the medial rectus insertions. Cryotherapy was applied to the retinal breaks. A 240 encircling band was used in conjunction with a 276 tyre segment at the level of the tears. RESULTS: One day after surgery, the retina was flat, but a full-thickness macular hole could be seen with a surrounding cuff of subretinal fluid. CONCLUSIONS: The mechanisms proposed to explain the occurrence of full-thickness macular holes after D-ACE may involve the concurrence of scleral elongation and vitreofoveal traction by means of previous partial posterior vitreous detachment with persistent posterior attachments at the fovea.

Macular hole following conventional repair of bullous retinal detachment using air injection (D-ACE procedure) / Boscia F; Recchimurzo N; Cardascia N; Sborgia L; Furino C; Sborgia C.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 1120-6721. - 14:6(2004), pp. 572-574.

Macular hole following conventional repair of bullous retinal detachment using air injection (D-ACE procedure).

BOSCIA, Francesco;
2004

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Abstract PURPOSE: Sequential drainage of subretinal fluid (D), injection of air (A), cryotherapy (C), and application of local explants (E) (D-ACE) sequence was introduced in order to overcome the problems encountered in managing superior bullous detachments from multiple large equatorial breaks. The authors recently observed the occurrence of a full-thickness macular hole in one patient developing the day after he underwent a D-ACE procedure. METHODS: A 61-year-old man presented a bullous retinal detachment in the right eye extending from the 9:30 to the 2 o'clock position, and posteriorly to the vascular arcades two retinal tears were noted, at the equator at 11 o'clock, and anterior to the equator at 12 o'clock. The patient underwent a D-ACE procedure. Subretinal fluid was drained above the lateral rectus muscle at the equator. One and a half milliliters of air were injected 3.5 mm from the limbus midway between the superior and the medial rectus insertions. Cryotherapy was applied to the retinal breaks. A 240 encircling band was used in conjunction with a 276 tyre segment at the level of the tears. RESULTS: One day after surgery, the retina was flat, but a full-thickness macular hole could be seen with a surrounding cuff of subretinal fluid. CONCLUSIONS: The mechanisms proposed to explain the occurrence of full-thickness macular holes after D-ACE may involve the concurrence of scleral elongation and vitreofoveal traction by means of previous partial posterior vitreous detachment with persistent posterior attachments at the fovea.
Macular hole following conventional repair of bullous retinal detachment using air injection (D-ACE procedure) / Boscia F; Recchimurzo N; Cardascia N; Sborgia L; Furino C; Sborgia C.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 1120-6721. - 14:6(2004), pp. 572-574.
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