USE OF HIGH‐DENSITY FLUOROSILICONE OIL IN OPEN‐SKY VITRECTOMY

@article{Chung1987USEOH,
  title={USE OF HIGH‐DENSITY FLUOROSILICONE OIL IN OPEN‐SKY VITRECTOMY},
  author={H. Chung and J. Acosta and M. Refojo and F. Tolentino},
  journal={RETINA},
  year={1987},
  volume={7},
  pages={180–182}
}
During prolonged open-sky vitrectomy, fluid accumulates in the suprachoroidal and subretinal spaces and the resultant ballooning of the choroid and of the retina interferes with the surgery. Fluorosilicone oil (polymethyl-3,3,3-trifluoropropylsiloxane) with a specific gravity of 1.28 was tested for use as a temporary vitreous substitute during open-sky vitrectomy. After open-sky vitrectomy and bullous retinal detachment in pigmented rabbits, fluorosilicone oil flattened the retina completely in… Expand
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