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Am J Ophthalmol. 1989 May 15;107(5):537-43.

Silicone oil injection after failed primary vitreous surgery in severe ocular trauma.

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Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.


In 42 cases of complicated retinal detachment following trauma after failed primary vitrectomy, at six months follow-up anatomic retinal reattachment posterior to the scleral buckle was achieved in 20 of 40 eyes (50%). Of the 40 eyes, 11 (28%) had a visual acuity of 5/200 or better. Of the eyes that were completely attached posterior to the buckle at six months, 13 of the 20 (65%) remained attached at the last follow-up examination. Many patients who had visual acuities of 5/200 or better at six months experienced a progressive decrease in visual acuity over three years, primarily because of recurrent retinal detachments and corneal edema. A final visual acuity of 5/200 or better was obtained in only five of the 42 eyes (12%) at the last follow-up examination.

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