Silicone oil injection after failed primary vitreous surgery in severe ocular trauma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 42 cases of complicated retinal detachment following trauma after failed primary vitrectomy, at six months follow-up anatomic retinal reattachment posterior to the scleral buckle was achieved in 20 of 40 eyes (50%). Of the 40 eyes, 11 (28%) had a visual acuity of 5/200 or better. Of the eyes that were completely attached posterior to the buckle at six months, 13 of the 20 (65%) remained attached at the last follow-up examination. Many patients who had visual acuities of 5/200 or better at six months experienced a progressive decrease in visual acuity over three years, primarily because of recurrent retinal detachments and corneal edema. A final visual acuity of 5/200 or better was obtained in only five of the 42 eyes (12%) at the last follow-up examination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Antoszyk, AN; McCuen, BW; de Juan, E; Machemer, R

Published Date

  • May 15, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 537 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 2712135

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(89)90501-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States