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|Title:||COMPARISON of 20-, 23-, and 25-GAUGE AIR INFUSION FORCES|
|Authors:||Machado, Leonardo Martins [UNIFESP]|
Magalhaes, Octaviano [UNIFESP]
Maia, Mauricio [UNIFESP]
Rodrigues, Eduardo B. [UNIFESP]
Farah, Michel Eid [UNIFESP]
Ismail, Kamal A. R.
Oliveira, Danilo A.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Citation:||Retina-the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 31, n. 10, p. 2002-2006, 2011.|
|Abstract:||Purpose: To determine and compare 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge retinal infusion air jet impact pressure (force per unit area) in an experimental setting.Methods: Experimental laboratory investigation. Infusion cannulas were connected to a compressed air system. A controlled valve mechanism was used to obtain increasing levels of infusion pressure. Each infusion tube was positioned in front of a manual transducer to measure force. Impact pressure was calculated using known formulas in fluid dynamics.Results: the 20-gauge infusion jet showed similar impact pressure values compared with the 23-gauge infusion jet. Both showed higher levels than the 25-gauge infusion jet. This was because of the smaller jet force for the 25-gauge system.Conclusion: in this experimental study, both the 23- and the 20-gauge air infusion jet showed higher impact pressure values compared with the 25-gauge air infusion jet. This could be of concern regarding air infusion during 23-gauge vitrectomy since retinal damage has been shown in standard-gauge surgeries. RETINA 31:2002-2006, 2011|
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