CNVM with Retinal Detach
14 years ago: Gas tamponade for RD, Cataract surgery; last one year: Lucentis for CNVM , RD with silicon oil, Silicon oil removal results retina redetachment, RD with silicon oil
Advice needed by vitreo-retinalSrgn: Best way to remove silicon oil.
Doctor Answers (1) on CNVM with Retinal Detach
If the oil is emulsified, it needs to be removed. This could happen anywhere between 6 months to several years after the primary surgery. The retina is usually stable and does not redetach at this time, if successfully attached. In a few eyes, if there is a risk if redetachment, the oil can be removed and replaced with fresh oil. It may also be a good idea to replace the emulsified oil with intraocular gas and observe for stability of your retina over the next few weeks.