Silicone oil removal from aphakic eyes using a side irrigating cannula

Touka Banaee, Shahram Afzali

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Abstract

In an interventional case series, 11 aphakic eyes of 11 patients with previous vitrectomy and silicone oil tamponade underwent passive silicone oil removal under topical anesthesia through a single clear cornea incision with use of a side irrigating phacoemulsification irrigation cannula without performing a sclerotomy. All procedures were simple, short and uncomplicated. The only observed complication was minimal localized corneal edema the day after the procedure, which resolved within 1-2 days. Use of a side irrigating cannula permits safe and simple removal of silicone oil under topical anesthesia through a single clear cornea incision without need for sclerotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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