DOUBLE PSEUDOHYPOPYON FROM EMULSIFIED HEAVY SILICONE OIL
To report a patient with double pseudohypopyon from emulsification of heavy silicone oil.Methods:
A 65-year-old woman with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and a large inferior break underwent pars plana vitrectomy and heavy silicone oil (Oxane HD; Bausch and Lomb, Toulouse, France) tamponade. Eighteen months later, she returned for follow-up examination.Results:
Slit-lamp examination revealed accumulation of emulsified silicone oil in both the inferior and superior portions of the anterior chamber leading to a “double pseudohypopyon” appearance.Conclusion:
This case highlights the possibility of decomposition of the Oxane HD silicone oil with time creating an inverted pseudohypopyon from emulsification of light silicone oil in addition to a pseudohypopyon from heavy oil emulsification.