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ObjectiveTo report an unusual case of intravitreal inflammation in a human eye caused by the presence of residual perfluorodecalin in a case of giant retinal tear and retinal detachment.MethodsThe posterior capsule of the lens, which was infiltrated with deposits, was collected during surgery. The specimen was stained with hematoxylin and eosin, with periodic acid-Schiff, and for melanin. Part of it was examined with electron microscopy. Immunohistochemical staining was performed to demonstrate CD68 antigens, cytokeratin, and glial fibrillary acid protein.ResultsVacuolated macrophages and retinal pigment epithelial cells infiltrated the posterior capsule. Electron microscopy showed the presence of membrane-lined vacuoles within the macrophages. A monolayer of epithelial cells covered the cellular infiltration.ConclusionResidual perfluorodecalin can induce an intraocular chronic macrophage response.

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