Complicated Retinal Detatchment

This set of images (click the image above to enlarge) are optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of retained perfluoro-octane (PFO)  droplets after repair of a complicated retinal detachment.   PFO is a good surgical tool to help reattach the retina as they force sub retinal fluid out of any retinal tears and helps adhere the retina to the back of the globe.  PFO also helps localize the margins of retinal detachments, and reduces the height of the retinal detachment which assists in surgical laser photocoagulation.   Per Dr. Bernstein, “These subretinal droplets of PFO can remain in place indefinitely and cause minimal visual symptoms as long as they are not under or near the fovea.”

Images graciously provided to Webvision by Cyrie Fry of the Moran Eye Center.

Pupilloplasty

The pupil is the aperture through which light passes into the eye and is created by the circular ring of thin muscles known as the iris.  These images are from a pupilloplasty made with a 10.0 prolene suture.  Pupilloplasties are designed to reconstruct the shape of the pupil, typically after traumatic damage or other surgical procedures that alter the pupils shape.  A damaged or non-functional pupil due to trauma can result in substantial visual glare and inability to properly adjust the amount of light entering the patients eye, so surgical repair is of substantial benefit. Continue reading “Pupilloplasty”