Silicone Oil 5000 Centistokes (Parenteral-Local)
Brand Names : AdatoSil 5000, polydimethylsiloxane
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:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
Another commonly used name is polydimethylsiloxane
† Not commercially available in Canada.