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Silicone oil with high specific gravity for intraocular use.
  1. V P Gabel,
  2. A Kampik,
  3. C Gabel and
  4. D Spiegel

    Abstract

    Silicone oil with a higher specific gravity than that of intraocular fluid or polydimethylsiloxane may have special indications in vitreoretinal surgery. Trifluorsiloxane is such a substance, and therefore its biological compatibility was investigated in rabbit eyes. It was found that this substance was clinically well tolerated within the observation time of up to 6 months, even if there was some neovascularisation from the inferior limbus. Histologically both an inflammatory response and tissue impregnation were more pronounced than with normal polydimethylsiloxane.

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