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Andi Arus Victor Enzo Sapuandi Raymond Pranata


Background: Silicone oil (SO) removal following vitrectomy and injection of silicone oil may cause retinal redetachments (re-RD), with duration of tamponade being considered as the risk factor. So, we wanted to evaluate the duration of silicone oil tamponade as a risk factor of retinal redetachments after silicone oil removal.

Result: Ten studies comprising of 2120 eyes were included in this review. Pooled analysis showed no statistically significant difference between the re-RD group and the non-re-RD group in terms of SO duration (mean difference -1.87 months; 95% CI, -3.87 to 0.13; p=0.07; I2=53.1%). The re-RD rate did not differ between the shorter and longer duration of SO tamponade (OR=1.44; 95% CI, 0.54 to 3.82; p=0.47; I2: 63.3%).

Conclusion: The duration of SO tamponade was not associated with re-RD after SO removal.


silicone oil, silicon oil tamponade, silicon oil removal, retinal detachment

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VICTOR, Andi Arus; SAPUANDI, Enzo; PRANATA, Raymond. THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DURATION OF SILICONE OIL TAMPONADE AND RETINAL REDETACHMENT AFTER SILICONE OIL REMOVAL: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. International Journal of Retina, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 41, feb. 2022. ISSN 2614-8536. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 oct. 2022. doi:


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