Intravitreal silicone injection

Adv Ophthalmol. 1978;36:197-207.


A clinico-pathological report is presented of a case of intravitreal silicone injection in which the eye had to be enucleated 7 years later. Numbers of highly refractile silicone particles of various size were found in all the ocular tissues except the sclera. A great number of silicone cavities were present in most tissues, and many contained silicone globules. The presence of silicone within the lens was confirmed by electron microscopy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eye / drug effects
  • Eye / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Retinal Detachment / therapy*
  • Silicones / administration & dosage*
  • Silicones / adverse effects
  • Vitreous Body


  • Silicones