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Double Endotamponade with PFCL – Silicone Oil in RD Surgery: Physical and Chemical Interaction

Background: “Conventional” silicone oil floats upwards in the vitreous cavity. This results in a good tamponade of the upper retina, but leaves the lower retina without an effective tamponade. On the contrary, heavy silicone oil sinks and provides less effective support of the upper retina. In order to support both upper and lower retina double tamponade with perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) and silicone oil is used. There is a concern...

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Double Endotamponade with Perfluorodecalin and Silicone Oil in Retinal Detachment Surgery: An Experimental and Clinical Study

Background: Silicone oil tamponade of vitreous cavity (VC) is widely used in the surgery of retinal detachments. Tamponade quality determines anatomical outcome. For a variety of reasons it is practically impossible to create an ideal tamponade with silicone oil. “Conventional” silicone oil floats upwards in the vitreous cavity. This results in a good tamponade of the upper retina, but leaves the lower retina without an effective...

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