The use of silicone oil following failed vitrectomy for retinal detachment with advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have used silicone oil injection in a consecutive series of 44 patients with retinal detachment and advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy, all of whom had previously failed to reattach with vitrectomy, membrane peeling, and scleral buckling. After a minimal follow-up period of six months, complete anatomic retinal reattachment posterior to the encircling scleral buckle was obtained in 64% of these eyes, and visual acuity of 5/200 or better was achieved in 57% of the anatomically successful cases. Silicone oil removal was performed in 69% of the anatomically and visually successful eyes without recurrent retinal detachment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCuen, BW; Landers, MB; Machemer, R

Published Date

  • August 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1029 - 1034

PubMed ID

  • 4047599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-6420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0161-6420(85)33904-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States