Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177--180

Subconjunctival cysts following silicone oil injection: A clinicopathological study of five cases


J Biswas, PS Bhende, L Gopal, S Parikh, SS Badrinath 
 Medical and Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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J Biswas
Medical and Vision Research Foundation, Chennai
India

Purpose: To study the occurrence, risk factors and management of subconjunctival cysts formed following the use of intraocular silicone oil as a tamponade. Methods: We analysed 5 cases of single and multioculated subconjunctival oil cysts between 1986 and 1996. Results: Cysts were observed 15 days to 4 months following silicone oil injection. Clinically they showed minimal inflammatory signs but histopathology of removed cysts showed emulsified silicone oil globules with chronic inflammatory cellular infiltration. Conclusion: Though silicone oil is considered to be nontoxic, it can cause chronic inflammation when spilled into the subconjunctival space


How to cite this article:
Biswas J, Bhende P S, Gopal L, Parikh S, Badrinath S S. Subconjunctival cysts following silicone oil injection: A clinicopathological study of five cases.Indian J Ophthalmol 1999;47:177-180


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Biswas J, Bhende P S, Gopal L, Parikh S, Badrinath S S. Subconjunctival cysts following silicone oil injection: A clinicopathological study of five cases. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];47:177-180
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