tamponade agent

tamponade agent 

A gas, pad or silicone oil used to plug a cavity, stop a haemorrhage or compress a part. In the eye it may be employed in vitreous surgery to fill the vitreous space with either gas or silicone, and in retinal detachment therapy.
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Intraoperative gas migration into the AC hampers visualization of the posterior segment, and careful insertion of the tamponade agent without over-pressurizing the globe is recommended to prevent this complication.
found that 51.8% of phakic patients after vitrectomy with different gas tamponade agents have subsequent phacoemulsification cataract surgery in the following 6 months [4].
Adverse side effects with perfluorohexyloctane as a long-term tamponade agent in complicated vitreoretinal surgery.
MeursVan et al., "Use of perfluorohexyloctane as a long-term internal tamponade agent in complicated retinal detachment surgery," American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
Two cases of PVR were treated with peeling and gas as the tamponade agent, while 1 case required membrane peeling, a relaxing retinotomy, and long-term tamponade with 5700 silicone oil.
Injectability of silicone oil-based tamponade agents. British J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:273-76.
Due to the complexity of most cases, PPV with tamponade agents as the primarysurgical technique is preferred [21].