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21st Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society and 8th Symposium of the International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

German Retina Society
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Outcomes of high-density silicone oil (Densiron) application as a primary intraocular tamponade due to deadly weapon-related open globe injuries: 12-month follow up

Meeting Abstract

  • Ali Hakan Durukan - Ankara/Turkey
  • C. Erdurman - Ankara/Turkey
  • I. Halili - Ankara/Turkey
  • T. Mumcuoglu - Ankara/Turkey
  • V. Hurmeric - Ankara/Turkey
  • G. Sobaci - Ankara/Turkey

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008P18

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Published: June 18, 2008

© 2008 Durukan et al.
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Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of heavy silicone oil as internal retinal tamponade after vitrectomy for complicated retinal detachment.

Method: Forty-two eyes of 41 patients with a complicated retinal detachment involving the inferior part of the retina requiring internal tamponade with silicone oil were included for this prospective study. Inclusion criteria were retinal detachment secondary to proliferative vitreoretinopathy (stage ≥C2), inferior or posterior tears, or penetrating trauma.

Results: At the end of follow-up, 63% of eyes had a completely reattached retina. Another surgery was necessary in 38 % of cases. BCVA was better than 0.05 (20/400) in 54% of cases at the end of follow-up.

Conclusion: HSO showed a good intraocular tolerance in complicated retinal detachments.