|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 633
Silicone oil emulsification on optical coherence tomography
Lalit Verma1, Yusra Asad2, Vijay Kumar3
1 Head, Vitreo Retina Services, Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India
2 Fellow, Vitreo Retina Surgery, Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India
3 Imaging Technician, Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Apr-2022|
Vitreoretinal Services, Centre for Sight, B-5/24, Safdarjung Enclave, Opposite Deer Park, New Delhi - 110 029
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|How to cite this article:|
Verma L, Asad Y, Kumar V. Silicone oil emulsification on optical coherence tomography. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:633
Silicone oil is one of the most common tamponade agents used after vitreoretinal surgeries. However, its emulsification is a significant complication with adverse sequelae. Factors causing emulsification have been examined and duration of silicone oil in the eye is found to have the strongest correlation., A 56-year-old diabetic lady was operated for left eye combined retinal detachment just before the COVID-19 pandemic and then lost to follow-up. She returned 18 months later with a hazy view due to silicone oil emulsification but a settled retina [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Her BCVA was 6/36, IOP 16 mmHg. OCT scans were remarkable for highly refractile dots in the vitreous, retina, RPE and choroid, akin to a 'starry sky,' and may even represent true migration of silicone oil vacuoles, rarely documented on imaging [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d.,, Early removal of silicone oil may help in preventing emulsification.
|Figure 1: (a and b) Fundus photographs showing a well-settled retina with laser photocoagulation marks and emulsified silicone oil along with its lower meniscus. (c and d) SD-OCT transverse radial scans showing highly refractile dots in the vitreous cavity-'starry sky,' with a normal foveal contour|
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