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Visual loss following silicone oil removal
  1. R S B Newsom,
  2. R Johnston,
  3. P Sullivan,
  4. B Aylward,
  5. G Holder,
  6. Z Gregor
  1. Southampton Eye Unit, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Richard S B Newsom Southampton Eye Unit, UK;

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We congratulate Cazabon et al on their recent, well illustrated, report.1 Their cases reflect a similar group of seven patients we recently observed at Moorfields Eye Hospital.2 They were relatively young, 19–57 years old, had macula-on, or “just off” retinal detachments. Five of seven had giant retinal tears and the others multiple posterior tears with retinal detachment. Following vitrectomy and oil insertion, vision was good and then fell …

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