anterior chamber paracentesis


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anterior chamber paracentesis

Corneal puncture with removal of aqueous fluid from the anterior chamber of the eye. It is used to instantaneously reduce intraocular pressure and to send fluids for culture and analysis, e.g., in cases of acute angle closure glaucoma or endophthalmitis. Care must be taken to perform the procedure until strict antiseptic conditions.
See also: paracentesis
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Anterior chamber paracentesis, aspiration and analysis of aqueous humor provide a valuable diagnostic procedure that optimises treatment and subsequent prognosis and poses a very limited risk.
Safety profile of anterior chamber paracentesis performed at the slit lamp.
CONCLUSION: Anterior chamber paracentesis by reducing intraocular pressure, improves retinal arterial perfusion pressure, by vasodilatation of central retinal artery leads to dislodgement of the thrombus or emboli from a major retinal branch to the periphery restoring some amount of vision in a particular sectoral field.
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An emergency anterior chamber paracentesis may be performed to rapidly reduce the IOP.
Anterior chamber paracentesis: Up to 0.4ml of aqueous humor is removed with a hypodermic needle to lower intraocular pressure

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