A "third hand" is also available for the surgeon. The PFCL can stabilize the retina during surgery, keeping the posterior retina in position while the
63 Topcon, Tokyo, Japan surgeon works elsewhere, and is extremely useful when posterior subreti-nal fluid should be evacuated through a peripheral retinal break or a giant retinal tear must be flipped back.
The PFCL should not be used in eyes with a posterior break in the presence of residual traction or in an eye with a closed funnel (see above).
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