Polydimethylsiloxane (silicone oil) used as intraocular tamponade: Elementary analysis and clinical results


Guner A., Ozer A., Subasi M., Or M.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.35, ss.43-47, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1385/ao:35:1:43
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.43-47

Özet

Eight samples of silicone oils (polydimethylsiloxane) were analyzed with gel permeation chromatography and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy. Only 2 silicone samples were found to he almost ideal for intraocular use. In the mean extraction time of 4 months, no difference was observed clinically between pure oils and the others. It is concluded that periodic analysis of silicone oils used in ophthalmic surgery must he performed to establish hiocompatibility standards.