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November 1987

The Removal of Silicone Oil From the Anterior Chamber in Phakic Eyes

Author Affiliations

From Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(11):1592. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060110138049

• The appearance of large silicone oil globules in the anterior chamber of phakic eyes leads to serious intraoperative and postoperative problems. Using hyaluronate sodium, the silicone can be safely removed from the anterior chamber, the crystalline lens may be saved, and the posterior segment procedure can be completed.