Behaviour of Retinal Proliferation after Silicone Oil Injection
Silicone oil is injected into the vitreous chamber at the end of surgery for retinal detachment with PVR if the condition is severe enough to convince the surgeon that success is not sufficiently guaranteed. The purpose of the injection of silicone oil into the vitreous chamber is to maintain a tamponade for a prolonged period of time. As a matter of fact, silicone oil cannot inhibit the proliferative process but it is apt to condition its progress in some way.
KeywordsRetinal Detachment Ciliary Body Proliferative Process Pigment Area Vitreal Cortex
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