|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 624
The “Cue ball” hyperoleon
Abhidnya Surve, Tushar Sharma, Vinod Kumar
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
RPC, AIIMS, New Delhi
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|How to cite this article:|
Surve A, Sharma T, Kumar V. The “Cue ball” hyperoleon. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:624
A 40-year-old otherwise healthy male presented with white reflex in the right eye. The patient had undergone vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade 2 years back for an old retinal detachment and was lost to follow-up because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The whole of anterior chamber was filled with emulsified silicone oil [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b and resembled white “Cue ball.” Intraocular pressure was 40 mmHg. The patient was advised topical timolol and brimonidine drops and silicone oil removal. The excessive emulsification could be a result of prolonged retention and impurities in the silicone oil.
|Figure 1: Diffuse (a) and slit-beam illumination (b) pictures of anterior chamber showing complete fill of emulsified silicone oil mimicking “Cue ball”|
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