Heavier-than-water silicone oil mixture as a long-term tamponade agent: A pilot study

E. Abdelkader, R.M. Siddiqui, N. Lois, S. Ramalingam, A. Murrary

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the tamponade effect on the retina of a heavier-than-water silicone oil mixture and to compare it with the effect of silicone oil. Methods: Prospective, non-randomised, comparative pilot study. Phakic/pseudophakic patients with retinal detachment undergoing vitrectomy with Densiron 68 or silicone oil were recruited. The 'separation volume', defined as the relative volume of the space between intraocular tamponade agent and retina, was estimated using magnetic resonance imaging in both groups and compared. Results: Nine participants were included; 4 received silicone oil and 5 Densiron 68. The mean separation volume was statistically significantly larger in the silicone oil group (0.477 ± 0.419 cm ) than in the Densiron group (0.042 ± 0.013 cm ; p = 0.014). Conclusions: In this study Densiron achieved an excellent tamponade effect in the retina.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmologica: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume226
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2011

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