Limitation of 25-gauge vitrectomy instrumentation in highly myopic eyes

Ajay Singh, Amani A. Fawzi, Jay M. Stewart*

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Abstract

In highly myopic eyes, a 25-gauge soft-tip needle is unable to remove fluid completely during air-fluid exchange because the needle is too short to reach the back of the elongated globe. In the simulated example, we found that the standard soft-tip cannulated needle is unsuitable for use in eyes with axial lengths greater than 31 mm. Other 25-gauge instruments are similarly unable to reach the back of a long eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-438
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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