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Old 09-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Face down positioning

I had a vitrectomy on the 6 and in to process I did get a retinal tear. The doctor used C3F8 a longer lasting gas to that I wouldn't have to be so strict with the face down positioning. Has anyone else had this gas and did I eliminate the 24/7 face down positioning?

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Old 09-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: Face down positioning

Sorry to hear you are having to position after a vitrectomy, itís not fun, hang in there, you can do it.
I had a vitrectomy with C3F8 last year. I had to posture in 2 positions, on my left side and bolt upright. The position depends on where the tear or hole is. I believe C3F8 is used for cases where the retina needs support for a bit longer, Iíve not heard of this gas reducing the need to position, but Iím afraid Iím not sure; I did have to posture.
Sending best wishes for your recovery.

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