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Results of high-density silicone oil as a tamponade agent in macular hole retinal detachment in patients with high myopia
  1. Sebastian Wolf
  1. Correspondence to: professor S Wolf Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde, Inselspital, University Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland; sebastian.wolf{at}insel.ch

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Treating myopic macular hole with a central retinal detachment with HDSO and the anatomical success of this procedure

In this issue, Cheung et al1 (see page 719) report successful surgery for myopic macular hole with retinal detachment using high-density silicone oil (Oxane HD, Bausch & Lomb, Feldkirchen, Germany) as an endotamponade. Myopic macular hole with a central retinal detachment represents a special therapeutic challenge. For this condition, vitrectomy with various endotamponades, retinopexy, photocoagulation and removal of the inner limiting membrane is still under discussion. Several surgical approaches have been described, including vitrectomy with gas tamponade,2 additional laser photocoagulation to the hole margin3 and episcleral buckling of the macular area.4 The success rate of vitrectomy with gas endotamponade for myopic eyes with central retinal detachments ranges between 45% and 68%.5–8 Success rates up …

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