J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1995 Apr;36(4):725-732.

Drainage of Subretinal Fluid with the Diode Laser

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

We used 810 nm diode laser endophotocoagulator to perforate the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium for draining subretinal fluid during scleral buckling procedure. The laser settings reqiured for perforation ranged from 0.3 to 0.5 second of duration and from 300 to 500 mW of power. The average number of laser bums per site was 2.2 times(1-11times). Drainage was successful in all 42 rhegmatogenous retinal detachment patients treated. The complications associated with laser drainage included small subretinal hemorrhage in one eye(2.3%) and a faint laser bum on detached retina in one eye(2.3%). We believe that laser drainage is safe and requires no special skill.

Keyword

Diode laser endophotocoaulator; Retinal detachment; Subretinal fluid drainage

MeSH Terms

Choroid
Drainage*
Hemorrhage
Humans
Lasers, Semiconductor*
Retina
Retinal Detachment
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Scleral Buckling
Subretinal Fluid*
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