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Silicone Oil Uses
Retinal detachments: Gas is usually injected into the eye after vitrectomy performed for primary retinal detachments . Different gases have different retention times. Silicone oil is usually reserved for recurrent detachments especially when associated with fibrosis causing traction referred to as pvr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do some vitrectomy procedures use a gas like c3f8 and others use a fluid like silicone oil? Is there a permanent replacement for the lost gel?
See below: You do not need your vitreous jelly (if anything, it only potentially causes retinal problems). Tamponade agents, like c3f8 gas and silicone oil, are used to treat retinal detachments and macular holes. Gas disappears after a few weeks, oil lasts until removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner and I use coconut oil as lubricant for anal sex. Is this okay? We tried water-based and silicone-based and both worked less efficiently.
Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? will either help with a keloid?
Safe but ineffective: While these are indeed safe to use while breastfeeding, spend the money buying a toy or cute outfit for your new baby as they will not be very effective in treating keloids. See a dermatologist for more appropriate options for your keloids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after a vitrectomy does it take for the silicone oil bubble to be surgically removed and vision to return?
This depends: This depends on the stability of your retinal problem and the practice of the doctor. For certain problems, like retinal detachment from proliferative vitreoretinopathy silicone oil is left in 6-12 weeks. This is a minimum. Patients with "severe" problems can have silicone kept in for much longer. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
How long does it take for vision to become normal after silicone oil removal from eye? is the wavy vision 3-4 days post silicone oil removal surgery n
Oil burn: This is a big possibility, but you should visit a dermatologist. ...Read more