USE of FIBEROPTIC-GUIDED CO2 LASER in the TREATMENT of UVEAL EFFUSION

Maria M. Bausili, Harish Raja, Jacek Kotowski, Jeroni Nadal, Diva R. Salomao, Deborah Keenum, Jose S Pulido

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Abstract

Background/Purpose: To report a new technique for treating patients with uveal effusion syndrome by the fiberoptic-guided CO2 laser. Methods: Interventional case report. A 74-year-old man presented with exudative detachment of the choroid secondary to uveal effusion syndrome. Partial-thickness sclerotomy and full-thickness sclerotomy were performed to treat the disease using a fiberoptic-guided CO2 laser. Results: After the surgery, the patient's visual acuity improved and choroidal folds disappeared. Conclusion: This technique allows concomitant coagulation and cutting, thereby reducing the risk of bleeding and providing better depth control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • CO laser
  • retinal exudative detachment
  • uveal effusion syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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