University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD, The University of Iowa

Category: Retina

Subretinal perfluoro-N-octane (PFO) bubbles

subretinal perfluoro-N-octane (PFO) bubbles, fundus imagesubretinal perfluoro-N-octane (PFO) bubbles, OCT

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67-year-old male with with subretinal perfluoro-N-octane (PFO) bubbles after incomplete PFO removal during retinal detachment repair at an outside facility. The patient was symptomatic with decreased visual acuity, metamorphopsias, and small central and paracentral scotomata. PFO is a heavy liquid used to flatten the retina during vitreoretinal surgery, and it should be removed intraoperatively to prevent subretinal migration.

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last updated: 10-19-2012
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