A rare case of perfluoro-n-octane in the orbit following vit
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Perfluorocarbon liquids (PFCLs) are versatile vitreous substitutes that have been revolutionary in the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery. Characteristics of PFCLs include transparency, clarity, low viscosity and high density. These properties make PFCLs ideal substances to unfold and stabilize the retina, in addition to displacing sub retinal fluid anteriorly. PFCLs are used intraoperatively but are removed at the end of surgery to avoid inflammation mediated by toxicity that has been reported in animal and human studies. We report a case of retained perfluoro-n-octane (PFO), a PFCL and subsequent leakage into the orbit after its use for a retinal detachment in a globe with a perforating eye injury.

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