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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 624

The “Cue ball” hyperoleon

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication28-Apr-2023

Correspondence Address:
Vinod Kumar
RPC, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1902_22

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Surve A, Sharma T, Kumar V. The “Cue ball” hyperoleon. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:624

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Surve A, Sharma T, Kumar V. The “Cue ball” hyperoleon. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jun 2];3:624. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2023/3/2/624/374912

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.[1]
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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Miller JB, Papakostas TD, Vavvas DG. Complications of emulsified silicone oil after retinal detachment repair. Semin ophthalmol 2014:29;312-8.  Back to cited text no. 1


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