Management of endophthalmitis in a silicone oil-filled eye

Ingrid E. Zimmer-Galler, Arturo Santos, Julia A. Haller, Peter A. Campochiaro

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Purpose: To describe the management of endophthalmitis in an eye filled with silicone oil for prolonged internal retinal tamponade. Methods: A patient with a silicone oil-filled eye developed endophthalmitis postoperatively. Results of clinical examination, diagnostic procedures, and surgical management are described. Results: Removal of the silicone oil, injection of antibiotics into the fluid-filled vitreous cavity, and reinjection of silicone oil resulted in resolution of the endophthalmitis and improvement in vision. Conclusions: Aggressive management of endophthalmitis in an eye requiring silicone oil tamponade may salvage useful vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • CMV retinitis
  • Complicated retinal detachment
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Silicone oil tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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