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Retinal and Corneal Changes Associated with Intraocular Silicone Oil Tamponade

Lookup NU author(s): David Steel



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© 2022 by the authors.Silicone oils (SO) are used as long-term intraocular tamponades and have an irreplaceable role in vitreoretinal surgery. They can, however, be associated with multiple and potentially severe complications, involving different ocular tissues, in particular retina and cornea. Recent advances in ophthalmic imaging have allowed the precise characterization of retinal and corneal microstructural changes, at a subclinical level. This detailed analysis of SO-related retinal and corneal changes has improved our understanding of their pathogenesis and offer the potential for optimized monitoring and management of patients with SO-filled eyes. This review aims to provide clinicians and ophthalmic scientists with an updated and comprehensive overview of the corneal and retinal changes associated with SO tamponade.

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Author(s): Ferrara M, Coco G, Sorrentino T, Jasani KM, Moussa G, Morescalchi F, Dhawahir-Scala F, Semeraro F, Steel DHW, Romano V, Romano MR

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Medicine

Year: 2022

Volume: 11

Issue: 17

Online publication date: 05/09/2022

Acceptance date: 01/09/2022

ISSN (electronic): 2077-0383

Publisher: MDPI


DOI: 10.3390/jcm11175234