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Visual loss following removal of intraocular silicone oil
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  • Published on:
    Visual loss after silicone oil
    • Edward N Herbert, Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • SH. Melissa Liew, Tom H. Williamson

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the paper by Cazabon et al.[1] on the important emerging problem of sudden visual loss after removal of silicone oil. We have seen a similar pattern of visual loss in our own patients typically seen in macula on detachments associated with giant retinal tears. We have identified 12 cases between 2 units (St Thomas’, London and Sunderland Eye Infirmary), but 5 of these clearly descr...

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    Visual loss may be due to silicone oil tamponade effect rather than silicone oil removal
    • Padmajakumari Rani, Associate consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rajiv raman,Pramod bhende,Tarun sharma.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article by S Cazabon et al. "Visual loss following removal of intraocular silicone oil".[1]

    In all the three patients it would have been better to compare the visual acuity just before the silicone oil removal than immediate visual acuity after initial vitrectomy. Because the silicone oil contact with eye also could be responsible for visual loss as it was known...

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    Visual loss following silicone oil removal
    • Richard SB Newsom, Ophthalmologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rob Johnston, Paul Sullivan,Bill Aylward,Graham Holder,Zdenek Gregor

    Dear Editor,

    We congratulate the Cazabon et al. on their recent, well illustrated, report of 'Visual loss following removal of silicone oil.'[1] Their cases reflect a similar group of seven patients we recently observed at Moorfields Eye Hospital.[2] They were relatively young 19-57yrs, had macula- on, or 'just off' retinal detachments, 5/7 had giant retinal tears and the others multiple posterior tears with retin...

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