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

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

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.43-47, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1385/ao:35:1:43
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-47
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


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.