Persistent anterior chamber silicone oil and myopia

Vincent, Stephen J., Vincent, Roslyn, Manning, Les, M., & Lee, Graham A. (2015) Persistent anterior chamber silicone oil and myopia. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 41(7), pp. 1527-1529.

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Abstract

A 60-year-old male experienced a marked unilateral myopic shift of 20 D following attempted removal of intravitreal heavy silicone oil (HSO) used in the treatment of inferior proliferative vitreous retinopathy following retinal detachment. Examination revealed HSO adherent to the corneal endothelium forming a convex interface with the aqueous, obscuring the entire pupil, which required surgical intervention to restore visual acuity. This case highlights the potential ocular complications associated with silicone oil migration into the anterior chamber, which include corneal endothelial decompensation and a significant increase in myopia.

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ID Code: 84936
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Myopia, Anisometropia, Silicone Oil, Vitrectomy
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.06.003
ISSN: 1873-4502
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 ASCRS and ESCRS
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2015 22:18
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2016 16:33

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