RT – SILOL (5000)

Sterile silicone oil for intraocular application, 10 ml syringe

A long term tamponade in the surgical treatment of:

  • retinal detachment
  • giant cracks
  • trauma
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  • The volume to be injected depends on the anatomical features of the eye. It is recommended to completely fill the vitreous cavity. It is left to the surgeon to decide for how long the silicone oil will have to remain inside the eye. Some authors report retention times of up to five years with favorable results. In order to minimize the risk of re-detachment, it is recommended that silicone oil not be removed until stable visual acuity has been achieved unless removal is urgently required for specific reasons, such as chronically increased intraocular pressure, keratopathy or intense emulsification. It has been found that the final surgical outcome improves if silicone oil is not removed before stable vision has been achieved.
Set Up Instructions
  • To manually empty the syringe, the plunger rod supplied in the sterile packaging must be screwed onto the syringe stopper. The finger flange, also supplied in the packaging, can be plugged onto the finger flange part of the syringe when using manual injection. When using a silicone oil injection system it is important to monitor the proper installation of the tube set and injection system according to their instructions of use. If removal of air is necessary, the tip is brought into a position with the syringe pointing vertically upward. Carefully rotate the tip cap to remove. The cannula, which may be required, will be attached to the Luer lock adapter of the syringe. Gently applying pressure to completely remove the air bubbles. The injection of silicon oil should begin slowly.
  • 100% high purity polydimethylsiloxane
Physico-chemical data
  • Viscosity (25 °C) 5,000 ± 250 mPas
  • Specific gravity (25 °C) 0.97 ± 0.01 g/cm³
  • Refractive Index (25°C) 1.403 ± 0.003
  • Content of OH end groups ≤ 100 ppm
  • Low molecular weight components (oligosiloxanes) ≤ 100 ppm
Heat sterilization in the final container
Pack sizes
Box of 1, 10 ml disposable syringe
Store between +2°C to +30°C. Protect from sunlight.

Additional information

an-SIL-OL Viscosity