Optimizing retinal thermofusion in retinal detachment repair: achieving instant adhesion without air tamponade

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair by intraoperative sealing of the tear without a tamponade agent should enable faster restoration of vision, resumption of normal activities. It avoids the need for further surgery in the case of silicone oil endotamponade. This study evaluates the retinal thermofusion (RTF) retinopexy method of subretinal space dehydration prior to photocoagulation to create an instantaneous intraoperative retina reattachment in a preclinical model.

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Wilson J. Heriot, Andrew B. Metha, Zheng He, Jeremiah K.H. Lim, Anh Hoang, Tomoharu Nishimura, Mali Okada, Bang V. Bui.

Published :June 12, 2022

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