USE OF FIBEROPTIC-GUIDED CO2 LASER IN THE TREATMENT OF UVEAL EFFUSION

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Abstract

Background/Purpose:

To report a new technique for treating patients with uveal effusion syndrome by the fiberoptic-guided CO2 laser.

Methods:

Interventional case report. A 74-year-old man presented with exudative detachment of the choroid secondary to uveal effusion syndrome. Partial-thickness sclerotomy and full-thickness sclerotomy were performed to treat the disease using a fiberoptic-guided CO2 laser.

Results:

After the surgery, the patient's visual acuity improved and choroidal folds disappeared.

Conclusion:

This technique allows concomitant coagulation and cutting, thereby reducing the risk of bleeding and providing better depth control.

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