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Suprachoroidal fluid as a complication of 23-gauge vitreous surgery
  1. S Ooto,
  2. D Kimura,
  3. K Itoi,
  4. H Mukuno,
  5. S Kusuhara,
  6. N Miyamoto,
  7. M Akimoto,
  8. H Takagi
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
  1. Dr H Takagi, Department of Ophthalmology, Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital, 1-1-1 Higashidaimotsu-cho, Amagasaki, Hyogo 660-0828, Japan; hitoshi{at}

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The popularity of transconjunctival sutureless vitreoretinal surgery has been increasing recently.1 2 Eckardt designed a 23-gauge instrument system for transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy.3 Howard et al reported on the effectiveness and safety of 23-gauge instrument for a variety of vitreoretinal conditions.4 However, the complications involving the cannula remain problematic.

In the current study, we report the accumulation of suprachoroidal fluid as an intraoperative complication of vitrectomy using the 23-gauge system.

We performed a retrospective, noncomparative case review of the operative reports of 392 patients (442 eyes) who underwent 23-gauge vitrectomy by one surgeon (HT) between November 2005 and March 2007 at Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital. Institutional review board approval and complete informed consent was obtained from all patients.

Vitrectomy was performed using a 23-gauge …

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was obtained from Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital Review Board.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.