University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Close The Chamber

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD

In this case we initially had no vitreous to the wound. With extended anterior vitrectomy with poor closure of the anterior chamber the vitreous was eventually pushed out of the eye around the anterior vitrectomy cutter. The dilute preservative free Kenalog stain clearly showed this process and helps to make this important teaching point. We try to use a separate paracentesis for the anterior vitrectomy cutter to keep it tight and the chamber closed.

You can find more on the use of Kenalog and on the principles of anterior vitrectomy in Cataract for Greenhorns:

Additional Notes: length: 2:26

last updated: July 2009

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