• When they use oil rather than gas after retinal surgery, what do they replace the oil with when they remove it?


    Question:

    When they use oil rather than gas after retinal surgery, what do they replace the oil with when they remove it?


    Answer:

    When silicone oil is removed from the eye after retinal surgery, it can be replaced with either an air bubble or gas bubble or it can be kept filled with fluid which is commonly balanced salt solution that is used to fill the eye during the vitrectomy surgery.


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