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Silicone oil microbubble found in failed full-thickness macular hole closure.
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PMID:  25372329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To describe a case of failed macular hole closure after vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade because of a silicone oil microbubble.
METHODS: This is a retrospective case review of a single patient's clinical course.
RESULTS: Because of the inability of the patient to assume a prone position after vitrectomy for full-thickness macular hole, 1000-centistoke silicone oil tamponade was used at the initial repair. Optical coherence tomography showed persistent full-thickness macular hole with evidence of a silicone oil microbubble within the macular hole. Subsequent vitrectomy with the removal of silicone oil and exchange for 25% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas with attempted prone positioning failed to provide hole closure. Successful hole closure was accomplished after tamponade with 5000-centistoke silicone oil, without prone positioning. No recurrence of the full-thickness defect was seen after the eventual removal of 5000-centistoke silicone oil.
CONCLUSION: It is possible that the silicone oil microbubble formation and migration within a full-thickness macular hole defect may contribute to surgical failure.
Matthew J Welch; Stephen A M De Souza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retinal cases & brief reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1937-1578     ISO Abbreviation:  Retin Cases Brief Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101298744     Medline TA:  Retin Cases Brief Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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