The combined use of heavy and light silicone oil in the treatment of complicated retinal detachment with 360o retinal breaks: Tamponade effect or filling effect?

Stefano Zenoni, Natalia Comi, Piero Fontana, Mario R. Romano

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Abstract

Introduction: This study aims to report the safety and efficacy of the combined use of 70% Densiron®-68 and 30% polydimethysiloxane as a temporary vitreous substitute after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in selected cases of retinal detachment with superior and inferior retinal breaks. Material and Methods: Fifty consecutive eyes of 50 patients affected by complicated retinal detachment with retinal breaks of the superior and inferior quadrants associated with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) of grade C2 or more, underwent a pars plana vitrectomy and a combination internal tamponade with 70% Densiron®-68 and 30% silicone oil. The main outcome measures were visual acuity, retinal attachment, intraocular pressure (IOP) and incidence of complications. Results: The mean best-corrected visual acuity rose from 1.4 logMAR to 0.7 logMAR (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-443
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Volume41
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Double tamponade
  • Heavy silicone oil
  • Retinal detachment
  • Semifluorinated alkane
  • Shear stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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