Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Print version ISSN 0004-2749
MAIA JUNIOR, Otacílio de Oliveira et al. Optical coherence tomography macular study on eyes filled with silicone oil. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2007, vol.70, n.2, pp. 281-285. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492007000200017.
PURPOSE: To demonstrate optical coherence tomography efficacy to evaluate macular anatomical outcomes, in eyes with silicone oil-filled vitreous cavity after vitrectomy. METHODS: A descriptive observational study of 28 (twenty-eight) patients submitted to pars plana vitrectomy having silicone oil as vitreous substitute. The macular findings were observed by means of indirect binocular ophthalmoscope, biomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography examinations. RESULTS: During the follow-up period the retina remained attached in all patients. In some cases, intraretinal cysts, epiretinal membrane and lamellar macular hole were observed only by optical coherence tomography examination. CONCLUSION: Optical coherence tomography provided improved imaging of finer retinal structures in eyes with silicone oil-filled vitreous cavity. Therefore, optical coherence tomography examination should be systematically performed in eyes filled with silicone oil to recognize changes in retinal morphology.
Keywords : Silicone oil [therapeutic use]; Vitrectomy; Tomography, optical coherence [methods]; Retina [surgery]; Retinal detachement [surgery].