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Aqueous Follow-Up Question
TO:  Dr. John Hagan, M.D.

Dr. Hagan:
You mention that during surgery, aqueous fluid is replaced by either a saline
solution or a gel.

1. Which do you prefer - and which would be most compatible with the
    physiology of the eye?

2. About how long does it take for the eye to begin regenerating its own
    aqueous and thus flush out either the saline solution or the gel?

3. My concern is that since the aqueous is so crucial in regulating eye
    pressure, when it's removed (and then replaced) is there a danger
    that irreparable damage can be done to the eye because eye pressure
    is being compromised?

4. Can you just briefly explain how the surgeon compensates for this
    initial loss and how this transition is made.

Thank you very much for your time and the information you impart to
this site.
Sincerely,
Laura5121
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1. The material is called balanced salt solution BSS
2. The eye never stops making aqueous
3. See #2
4. At the end of the case BSS is added to the inside of the eye till IOP is normal.

JCH MD
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