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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 571-573

Scleral rupture during micro-incision vitrectomy surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment - A case report

1 Department of Vitreoretina, C L Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Vitreoretina, Sunetra Eye Care Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rohini Grover
Department of Vitreoretina, C L Gupta Eye Institute, Ram Ganga Vihar, Phase 2 (Ext) Moradabad - 244 001, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2722_20

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Scleral rupture during 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, without known predisposing factors, is a rare but catastrophic complication. Scleral rupture in our patient developed in superotemporal quadrant corresponding to the area of chorioretinal atrophy in retina. Prompt suturing of scleral rupture, usage of perfluoro-N-octane (PFO) as short-term endo-tamponade, and removal of epiretinal membrane (ERM) under silicone oil (SO) were the major contributing factors leading to successful outcome. High index of suspicion should be kept for any chorioretinal atrophic patches and sclera corresponding to these areas should be carefully examined for any pathosis.

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