[Initial experiences with primary silicone oil administration into the vitreous cavity in complicated eye injuries]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1987 Aug;191(2):113-5. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1050477.
[Article in German]


The authors report on five cases of severe perforating injury of the posterior segment which were initially treated by vitrectomy and subsequent filling of the vitreous cavity with silicone oil. The results so far have been satisfactory in all eyes. The advantages of the method (e.g., tamponade of retinal tears, facilitation of postoperative laser treatment) are emphasized and possible side effects are discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Eye Foreign Bodies / surgery
  • Eye Injuries / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Microsurgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Silicone Oils*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy*
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Wounds, Gunshot / surgery


  • Silicone Oils