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April 1993

Reports by the Silicone Study Group-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(4):429. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090040018008

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In Reply.  —In response to Dr Chan's letter, we wish to inform him and the readers of the Archives that we have been funded by the National Eye Institute to follow up successfully attached eyes for 2 additional years. We hope to report in the future additional data regarding (1) the tendency for progressive loss of macular attachment in eyes treated with silicone oil, as well as (2) the persistence of observed increases in intraocular pressure. However, we will not have data supporting Dr Chan's interesting conjecture regarding the mechanism for the progressive loss of macular attachment.In response to both Dr Chan's and Dr Le Mer's letters regarding the effects of silicone oil removal, we presented preliminary data at the Silicone Study Symposium at the American Academy of Ophthalmology on November 12, 1992, and plan to submit these results for publication. In addition, in our long-term follow-up of successfully

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