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Gaston Gomez Caride, Marcelo Zas, Gerardo Valvecchia, Barbieri Nicolás, Virginia Zanutigh, Daniel Perrone; Comparison between gas and silicon oil as tamponade in Pars Plana Vitrectomy due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):6363.
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To evaluate benefits and efficience using gas (SF6) or silicon oil as a tamponade in surgical treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Retrospective study carried out in the city of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina). We selected 134 Pars Plana Vitrectomies (PPV) of patients with diagnosis of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. 71 patients were submitted to PPV with endolaser and SF6 as tamponade, and 63 used Silicon Oil was used.
In the group of PPV with gas as tamponade, there were eight cases of re bleeding, one case of post operatory hipotony, and there were no cases of endophtalmitis. The five eyes with re bleeding were submitted to a new surgery. In the group with silicon oil as tamponade, there were nine cases of re bleeding and five of them were operated again. There were no cases of hipotony and endophtalmitis.
PPV with endolaser and SF6 as tamponade has turned out to be as effective as silicon oil in the surgical treatment of Proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The group that use SF6 ended with better corrected visual acuity and less chances of bleeding events.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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