An intelligent tamponade for retinal surgery

April 29, 2009

When injecting silicone oils with a viscosity of 5000 mPas, which are used frequently, retinal surgeons often reach limits of applicability.

When injecting silicone oils with a viscosity of 5000 mPas, which are used frequently, retinal surgeons often reach limits of applicability. The oils used until now are often too viscous, and therefore hard to apply. Siluron 2000 is a highly pure silicone oil which was designed particularly for small incision surgery.

Siluron 2000 is a mixture of highly purified basic oils with different viscosities and has a viscosity of 2000 mPas. The intelligent combination of mixture ratio and varying viscosities of the basic oils leads to a higher dynamic viscosity of Siluron 2000, according to manufacturer Fluoron. The higher dynamic viscosity enables the newly formulated silicone oil to better resist mechanically applied external force.

The oil is offered in glass syringes (10 mL) which are sterilized by a terminal sterilization process. The product is approved for application in the EU.