Removal of Densiron-68 with a 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy system

M. R. Romano, C. Groenwald, R. Das, T. Stappler, D. Wong, H. Heimann

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Purpose: To report a new approach for removal of Densiron-68 via pars plana with a 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy system (TSVS). Methods: Prospective, interventional case series. Ten eyes (4 phakic, 5 pseudophakic, 1 aphakic) of 10 patients underwent Densiron-68 (1480 mPa viscosity and 1.06 g/ml specific gravity) removal via pars plana with a suction pressure of 600-mmHg vacuum through a short 23-gauge silicon cannula. Results: Densiron-68 was completely removed from all eyes. Retinal reattachment was achieved in all cases. The intraocular pressure was 20.9 (SD 3.5) mmHg at baseline, 12.2 (SD 4) mmHg at day 1 postoperatively, and 13.6 (SD 2.9), 15.4 (SD 2.5), and 16 (SD 1.8) mmHg after 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months, respectively. Five eyes needed suture of at least one sclerotomy. Postoperative hypotony (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-717
Number of pages3
JournalEye (London, England)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy
  • Densiron-68
  • Removal of heavy silicon oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)


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