Tamponade or filling effect: Changes of forces in myopic eyes

Francesco Semeraro, Francesco Morescalchi, Andrea Russo, Mario R. Romano, Ciro Costagliola

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Myopia is the most common ocular abnormality. Its high and growing prevalence has contributed to a recent surge in surgical interest in the disorder, since retinal detachment in eyes with high myopia differs from that in emmetropic eyes or eyes with low myopia. The myopic eye, because of its specific anatomy, poses special challenges that need to be overcome to ensure the appropriate use of vitreous substitutes. However, intraocular tamponades have shown great potential for revolutionizing retinal detachment surgery and vitreomacular surgery in general in myopic eyes. We provide an updated review of the clinical use of vitreous substitutes in the myopic eye, paying particular attention to analyzing the ideal function of endotamponade agents and comparing the effects of these agents on the physical and biological properties of the eye.

Original languageEnglish
Article number618382
JournalBioMed Research International
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Semeraro, F., Morescalchi, F., Russo, A., Romano, M. R., & Costagliola, C. (2014). Tamponade or filling effect: Changes of forces in myopic eyes. BioMed Research International, 2014, [618382]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/618382