Intraocular pressure changes following the use of silicone oil or Densiron® 68 as endotamponade in pars plana vitrectomy

Mario R. Romano, Martina Angi, Vito Romano, Francesco Parmeggiani, Claudio Campa, Xavier Valldeperas, Ciro Costagliola

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the effects of standard silicone oil 5700 (SSO) and heavy silicone oil (HSO) such as Densiron® 68 on intraocular pressure (IOP). Materials and methods: Retrospective case series including 180 eyes (105 treated with SSO and 75 with HSO). IOP was measured before surgery, 1 day after, and then at 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. Results: In the SSO group, a significant increase in IOP occurred in 14% of the eyes (15/105) at 1 day postoperatively, and persisted in 11.4% (12/105) at 1-month follow-up. In the HSO group, a persistent elevated IOP was recorded in 20% of the eyes (15/75) at 1 day postoperatively, and in 16% (12/75) at 1-month follow-up. At 12-month follow-up, mean IOP was 16.7 ± 8.7 mmHg and 19.7 ± 3.8 mmHg, respectively, in the SSO and HSO groups. The difference between the 2 groups was always not significant. Conclusion: Overall, the use of Densiron 68 was not associated with higher IOP values as compared with SSO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1396
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Densiron 68
  • Heavy silicone oil
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Silicone oil
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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