Aim: To report a case series in which a modified technique was used to remove retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid.
Method: In three patients with retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid, a three-port pars plana vitrectomy approach was used to perform a small self-sealing retinotomy adjacent to the perfluorocarbon liquid bubble. The tip of a 50-G glass micropipette connected to an active suction system was inserted in the bubble, and the liquid was aspirated.
Results: Successful removal of subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid was achieved in all cases with no complications. Visual acuity improved in all patients.
Conclusion: With the technique presented, retained subretinal perfluorocarbon liquid can be successfully removed with minimal trauma to adjacent tissues.
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Competing interests: None.
Ethics approval: Ethics approval was provided by Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular, Barcelona, Spain.
Patient consent: Obtained.
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