University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Air-filled Anterior Segment

56 year-old woman with recurrent retinal detachments. The first detachment was fixed approximately two months prior to this video. Despite this she had a large inferior retinal detachment and was referred for treatment. She had a repeat scleral buckling procedure performed with an air fluid exchange. When seen later her entire globe was gas-filled with no visible aqueous – even on gonioscopy.