Silicone Oil: Different Physical Proprieties and Clinical Applications

@inproceedings{Barca2014SiliconeOD,
  title={Silicone Oil: Different Physical Proprieties and Clinical Applications},
  author={Francesco Barca and Tomaso Caporossi and Stanislao Rizzo},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
Silicone oils are important tools in vitreoretinal surgery because they have the ability to displace aqueous humor from the retinal surface, maintaining the adhesion between retina and retinal pigment epithelium. To understand this capability, it is important to know the silicone oil characteristics. Herein, we report first on the main chemical-physical proprieties and then we review the clinical applications of the current silicone oil which is lighter than water with particular reference to… CONTINUE READING

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