Analysis of intraocularly applied silicone oils of various origins

  title={Analysis of intraocularly applied silicone oils of various origins},
  author={V. -P. Gabel and Anselm Kampik and Jean-Marie Burkhardt},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
Complications during the intraocular use of silicone oil can be caused by two factors: first, mechanical interaction with the surrounding tissue and, second, the physicochemical properties of the oil itself. The properties of 14 oils of various origins in clinical use were investigated: 12 of the 14 oils contained various amounts of low-molecular-weight components (cyclosiloxanes and molecules with a molecular weight of less than 2400), which are able to diffuse into the surrounding tissue and… CONTINUE READING