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April 1986

Special Short Needles to Inject and Aspirate High-Viscosity Silicone Oil

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(4):608. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050160164035

• The use of 16-gauge needles of shortened length (4 and 8 mm) allows intraocular injection of high-viscosity silicone oil (12,500 centistokes) without the need for special pumps.