EasyGas® C3F8

The first ready-to-use air gas mixture

EasyGas® C3F8

Syringe G-80960, 40 ml, sterile

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  • Quick and easy application through sterile, pre-filled system
  • Safe usage because of precise, non-expanding mixture ratio in each syringe
  • Nomix-up of gases due to colour coding


EasyGas® EasyGas C3F8 is used as a long-term tamponade after operative treatment of severe retinal detachment, particularly for proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).

EasyGas SF6 EasyGas C2F6 EasyGas C3F8
Effective tamponade time [days] 6 15 30
Retention time / Longevity* [weeks] 1 – 2 4 – 5 6 – 8
Non-expansive gas concentration* [%] 20 16 12

* Reference: Mohamed S., Lai TYY. (2010): Intraocular gas in vitreoretinal surgery. HKJ Ophthalmol 14, 8-13.

Indication EasyGas SF6 EasyGas C2F6 EasyGas C3F8
Retinal detachment with giant tears
Retinal detachment without proliferation
Retinal detachment in cases of proliferative diabetic retinopathy(PDR)
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR)
Traumatic retinal detachmen
Idiopathic macular hole

Reference: Cekic O., Ohji M. (2000): Intraocular gas tamponades. Semin Ophthalmol 15 (1): 3-14. Kim S. S., Smiddy W. E., Feuer W. J., Shi W. (2008): Outcomes of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) versus Perfluoropropane (C3F8) Gas Tamponade for Macular Hole Surgery. 28: 1408–1415.