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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 326

“Staphyle” like hyperoleon

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. Shorya V Azad
Dr R P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1162_21

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Bhayana AA, Azad SV, Prasad P, Joshi S, Chouhan N, Khokhar SK. “Staphyle” like hyperoleon. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:326

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Bhayana AA, Azad SV, Prasad P, Joshi S, Chouhan N, Khokhar SK. “Staphyle” like hyperoleon. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jan 16];2:326. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/326/334859

A 40-year-old male with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment underwent vitreo-retinal surgery with silicone oil tamponade.[1] Three weeks later some of the oil leaked into the anterior chamber and assumed the form of multiple bubbles [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. On account of its appearance like a bunch of grapes (staphyle is a Greek word meaning bunch of grapes), the hyperoleon has been described as “staphyle” like.
Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photograph (diffuse illumination) showing multiple silicone oil bubbles in anterior chamber floating up on account of them being lighter than aqueous; (b) retroillumination of the above finding. Appearance is like a bunch of grapes and thus has been described as “staphyle” like

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Carvounis PE. Vitreoretinal surgery. Preface. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2014;54:vii.  Back to cited text no. 1


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