[Development and current status of silicone oil surgery]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1988 Apr;192(4):277-83. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1050113.
[Article in German]


On the basis of a series of 500 patients the authors describe the development of silicone oil surgery, the surgical technique, and present-day indications for it, as well as the results that can be achieved with this procedure. The postoperative problems (cataract, glaucoma, and keratopathy) are analyzed and guidelines presented for reducing the complication rate.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery*
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery*
  • Silicone Oils*
  • Vitrectomy / methods*


  • Silicone Oils