The Comparison of Success Rate of Two Techniques of Pneumatic Retinopexy

  • Muhammad Arif Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Qamar Mehboob Associate Professor, Physiology Department, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad-Pakistan

Abstract

Objective: The present study was conducted to see the outcome of two different techniques of Pneumatic Retinopexy to treat the cases of fresh rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Study Design: It was a prospective interventional study. Settings: This study was conducted at two different centers; Diagnostic & Research Centre, Department of Ophthalmology Allied hospital Faisalabad and Lahore Eye Care Center, Faisalabad. Duration: From June 2016 to June 2018. Methodology: Total twenty patients were included according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Twelve were male and eight were female patients. These patients were divided into two groups; group A and group B. In group A 0.5 ml SF6 pure gas was injected in vitreous cavity after applying transconjunctival cryo at the retinal breaks and in group B 0.5 ml SF6 was injected intravitreally without cryo application. Results: In group A success rate was 90% and in group B success rate was 50%. Conclusion: Transconjunctival cryo application at retinal breaks markedly increases the success rate of pneumatic retinopexy for the treatment of cases of fresh rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Published
2019-06-16