Effect of Temperature on Electroretinograph Readings During Closed Vitrectomy in Humans

Masayuki Horiguchi, Yozo Miyake

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Abstract

To determine whether intraocular cooling using room-temperature irrigating solution can cause abnormal electro-retinograph readings, we operated on six patients with premacular fibrosis and minimal retinal detachment, measuring the temperature in the vitreous cavity and using an electroretinographic monitor. The temperature in the vitreous cavity dropped to 27°C to 28°C after vitrectomies during which room-temperature solutions were used. This resulted in abnormal electroretinograph readings (markedly delayed peak times and reduced amplitudes). These results suggest that the routinely used room-temperature solution affects retinal function during vitrectomy; however, this functional change was reversible in patients having only minimal retinal abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1129
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume109
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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