paracentesis

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paracentesis

[‚par·ə·sen′tē·səs]
(medicine)
Puncture of the wall of a fluid-filled cavity by means of a hollow needle to draw off the contents.
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Anterior chamber paracentesis is a safe procedure that can be performed in a consultation room with a slit-lamp.
CONCLUSION: Anterior chamber paracentesis by reducing intraocular pressure, improves retinal arterial perfusion pressure, by vasodilatation of central retinal artery leads to dislodgement of the thrombus or emboli from a major retinal branch to the periphery restoring some amount of vision in a particular sectoral field.
Analyses of aqueous humor, obtained by anterior chamber paracentesis, direct the differential diagnosis in infectious uveitis.

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