Long-term results of successful vitrectomy with silicone oil for advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have analyzed the six-month, one-year, and two-year follow-up examinations in 47 patients who had silicone oil injection in combination with revision of vitrectomy for intractable retinal detachment and advanced proliferative vitreoretinopathy. A visual acuity of 5/200 or better was attained in 22 eyes at six months (47%), 17 eyes at one year (36%), and 14 eyes at two years (30%). Of eyes that were completely attached posterior to the buckle at six months, 77% remained attached at two years. In those eyes that were attached at six months, corneal decompensation was the most frequent cause of a loss of vision between six months and two years. Silicone oil was removed in 22 eyes (47%).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • January 15, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 24 - 28

PubMed ID

  • 3799786

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)74164-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States