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Silicone Oil 5000 Centistokes (Parenteral-Local)

Brand Names : AdatoSil 5000, polydimethylsiloxane

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Surgical aid, ophthalmic

Silicone oil 5000 centistokes (SIL-i-kone oil 5000 SEN-ti-stokes) is used during eye surgery to prevent or treat a very serious eye problem called a detached retina. It is injected into the back area of the eye to hold the retina in place while it is healing. This product is usually left in the eye for up to 1 year or longer before it is removed during surgery.

Silicone oil 5000 centistokes is administered only by, or under the immediate supervision of, your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • AdatoSil 5000

Another commonly used name is polydimethylsiloxane .

† Not commercially available in Canada.


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Silicone Oil 5000 Centistokes: Before Using

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