Annals of Optometry and Contact Lens 2015;14(2):92-94.
Published online June 25, 2015.
Improvement in Visualization of Vitreous during Vitrectomy for Macular Hole after 10% Sodium Fluorescein Administration
Kyeong Do Jeong, Jae Suk Kim
Department of Ophthalmology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Received: 11 February 2015   • Revised: 14 April 2015   • Accepted: 29 May 2015
Abstract
Purpose: We reported the improvement in visualization of clear vitreous during vitrectomy for macular hole after administration of 10% sodium fluorescein.
Methods: Five eyes of five patients with macular hole who required pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling and intravitreal gas injection were included in the present study. An injectable solution of 10% sodium fluorescein (5 mL) diluted with normal saline (50 mL) was administered orally before 12 hours from surgery.
Results: No patients had adverse effect of oral administration of sodium fluorescein, and green colored vitreous was seen with endoillumination probe.
Conclusions: In the present study, oral administration of sodium fluorescein is relatively safe and helpful for chromovitrectomy.
Ann Optom Contact Lens 2015;14(2):92-94
Key Words: Fluorescein, Macular hole, Vitrectomy
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