Journal article

Final anatomic and visual outcomes appear independent of duration of silicone oil intraocular tamponade in complex retinal detachment surgery.

Maedbh Rhatigan, Elizabeth McElnea, Patrick Murtagh, Kirk Stephenson, Elaine Harris, Paul Connell, David Keegan

Int J Ophthalmol | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: To report anatomic and visual outcomes following silicone oil removal in a cohort of patients with complex retinal detachment, to determine association between duration of tamponade and outcomes and to compare patients with oil removed and those with oil in situ in terms of demographic, surgical and visual factors. METHODS: We reported a four years retrospective case series of 143 patients with complex retinal detachments who underwent intraocular silicone oil tamponade. Analysis between anatomic and visual outcomes, baseline demographics, duration of tamponade and number of surgical procedures were carried out using Fisher's exact test and unpaired two-tailed t-test. RESULTS: One hundr..

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