Foveal Protection with Viscoelastic Material during Removal of Posterior Segment Foreign Bodies
Touka BanaeeMD , Maria SharepoorMD
Eye Research Center and Khatam-al-Anbia Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Touka Banaee Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; Khatam-al-Anbia Hospital, Ghareni Blvd., Mashhad 91959 Iran
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Foreign bodies may drop during removal from the posterior segment and result in foveal damage. Due to high specific gravity and viscosity, ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) can dampen and redirect the force of the dropping foreign body and therefore protect the fovea. Herein we describe our technique of foveal protection with OVDs and briefly demonstrate the results in five eyes with large posterior segment foreign bodies.