ABSTRACT

Purpose:

To analyze the amount of residual silicon oil (SO) fragments in vitreous cavity after retinal detachment surgery.

Methods:

Twenty-six patients (26 eyes) (mean age 47. years) underwent ultrasound examination after SO removal (Oxane SO 1300, Bousch&Lomb). The amount of hyperechogenic silicone oil fragments in vitreous cavity was analyzed in four quadrants of multiple scans using method of neural circuits.

Results:

In all patients it was possible to detect the residual fragments of SO. The amount of residual (SO) fragments was distributed in 3 groups: 1st group – from 32 to 97 fragments, 2nd – from 98 to 228 fragments, 3rd – from 275 to 372 fragments.

Conclusion:

Analysis of silicone oil fragments in vitreous cavity after retinal detachment surgery allows for evaluation of the grade of silicon oil emulsification as well as quality of silicon oil removal. The correlation between the amount of identified silicon oil droplets and related postoperative complications has to be studied.


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Andrii Serhiienko, Viktoriia Serhiienko, Lyubomyr Lytvynchuk, K. Tkatchuk
Professor Sergienko Eye Clinic
Vinnycia
Ukraine
Email : amsergienko@icloud.com
Cell Phone: +380672324646
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