General description of the device
Microgases are high-molecular-weight gases intended to replace the vitreous humor, present in the eyeball, in surgeries in which the eyeball must be removed.
In less complicated cases the vitreous is not replaced, while at other times it must be replaced with a so-called “vitreous substitute.”
After surgery, Microgases remain inside the eye for different times depending on the gas used: SF6 1-2 weeks, C2F6 4-5 weeks, C3F8 6-8 weeks.
The device should only be used in sterile field by professionals.