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Vitrectomy with silicone oil infusion in severe diabetic retinopathy
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    Authors' Reply
    Dear Editor

    We thank Professor McLeod for his interest in our paper, “Vitrectomy with Silicone Oil Infusion in Severe Diabetic Retinopathy”[1] and value the opportunity to address some of the issues he has raised.[2]

    Professor McLeod notes that surgical success can be judged only if the retina has remained attached for a minimum of six months from the last retinal procedure. He notes that 10 (43%) of 23 eyes in our r...

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    Silicone oil in diabetic vitrectomy

    Dear Editor

    Castellarin and colleagues [1] recount their recent experience of infusing silicone oil in a small series of patients with advanced diabetic eye disease, either during primary vitrectomy (12 eyes) or after earlier surgery had failed (11 eyes). They compare their results with previous reports and conclude that silicone oil remains a useful adjunct in diabetic vitrectomy. However, their conclusions and h...

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