Journal article

Use of silicone oil in the treatment of complicated retinal detachment: Results from 1981 to 1994

L Han, JD Cairns, WG Campbell, MF McCombe, WJ Heriot, JB Heinze

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLL OPHTHAL | Published : 1998

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the retention and removal of silicone oil in the treatment of complicated retinal detachments. METHODS: The records of 344 patients (348 eyes) that underwent vitrectomy and silicone oil injection for complicated retinal detachments were abstracted and analysed. The anatomical and functional results, complications and influencing factors are discussed. The outcome in eyes after removal of the silicone oil was compared with the outcome in a comparable group of eyes in which the silicone oil was retained. RESULTS: The overall retinal reattachment rate was 63% (220/348). The final vision of 5/300 or better was 52% (115/220) in those eyes w..

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