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HIGH-DENSITY SILICONE OIL DENSIRON-68 AS AN INTRAOCULAR TAMPONADE FOR PRIMARY INFERIOR RETINAL DETACHMENTS.
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PMID:  23222394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE:: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the heavy silicone oil Densiron-68 as an internal retinal tamponade after vitrectomy in patients with primary inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. METHODS:: A retrospective consecutive case series involving inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in 42 patients recruited between 2007 and 2010 was completed. All patients underwent primary vitrectomy followed by injection of Densiron-68. Each patient was then examined at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after its removal. Included patients had a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with at least 1 retinal break between 4 and 8 clock hours and completed 6 months of follow-up after removal of Densiron-68. Assessments for reattachment of the retina, visual acuity, and any complications from the surgery were recorded. RESULTS:: Thirty-nine of 42 patients completed all follow-up visits. Anatomical success was achieved in 85% (33 of 39) of cases with one procedure, increasing to 95% (37 of 39) with additional surgery. The mean visual acuity improved from mean logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution of 1.29 ± 0.61 preoperatively to 0.87 ± 0.67 postoperatively. The most common complications were cataracts (83%, 10 of 12), posterior capsular opacification (22%, 6 of 27), and ocular hypertension (15%, 6 of 39). CONCLUSION:: High anatomical success rates can be achieved with primary vitrectomy for inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with the use of Densiron-68.
Authors:
Steve D Levasseur; Steven Schendel; Robert W A Machuck; Dhar Dhanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1539-2864     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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