Clinical results of Densiron 68 intraocular tamponade for complicated retinal detachment.Ophthalmologica. 2010; 224(6):354-60.O
To assess the success rates and complications of Densiron 68 intraocular tamponade in the management of complicated retinal detachment (RD) with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).
Twenty-one eyes of 20 patients with complicated RD and PVR were included in this prospective study. Vitreoretinal surgery with Densiron 68 intraocular tamponade was performed in all patients.
The success rate with 1 operation using Densiron 68 was 85.7%, and with further surgery 90.5%. Visual acuity improved from a mean logMAR of 2.25 (SD 0.73) to 1.19 (SD 0.88), p = 0.0001. There was little evidence of dispersion and excessive inflammation.
According to the results of this study, vitreoretinal surgery with temporary Densiron 68 intraocular tamponade appears to increase the anatomical success and improve visual acuity, while giving rise to minimal complications, in selected cases of complicated RD and PVR.