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07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Removal of a 6 month old vitreous hemorrhage using 25 gauge instruments. This 74 year old woman has had intermittent bleeding in this eye for 3 years from a branch retinal vein occlusion. Six month ago, she had severe vision loss from a vitreous hemorrhage. She had cataract surgery 3 months ago. Her intraocular pressure rose after a YAG capsulotomy to 38 mmHg which is dangerously high. The intraocular pressure rose because some of the old blood cells from the vitreous clogged the drainage channels of the eye. This is called ghost cell glaucoma. She had this surgery because of the rise in intraocular pressure and because of her longstanding poor vision from the vitreous hemorrhage. There is a sound gap in the video for about 20 seconds.

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