Lack of toxicity of stainless steel retinal tacks during 21 years of follow-up

Golnaz Javey, Stephen Schwartz, Harry W Flynn, William G. Lee, Jean-Marie A Parel

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Abstract

Retinal tacks were historically used in the repair of complex retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tear. The authors describe a patient with retinal detachment associated with giant retinal tear who was treated successfully with pars plana vitrectomy, use of stainless steel retinal tacks, endolaser photocoagulation, and gas - fluid exchange. Twenty-one years after treatment, the retina has remained attached, the tacks are in place, and best-corrected visual acuity is 20/30 in the operated eye. Although retinal tacks are no longer used, this case report suggests that intraocular stainless steel may cause minimal or no retinal toxicity during long-term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Retinal Perforations
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Lack of toxicity of stainless steel retinal tacks during 21 years of follow-up. / Javey, Golnaz; Schwartz, Stephen; Flynn, Harry W; Lee, William G.; Parel, Jean-Marie A.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 75-76.

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