Silicone oil's properties make it a versatile tool for vit/ret surgery.

  • Lisa Kirsch
  • Published 1996 in Journal of ophthalmic nursing & technology


Silicone oil initially was perceived as a surgical tool to separate proliferative tissue from the retinal surface. The role of silicone oil as an intraocular tamponade became more clearly established following the introduction of trans pars plana vitrectomy in 1970 and the significant subsequent refinements in surgical techniques and technology. Silicone… (More)


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