Intracranial migration of silicone oil from an eye with optic pit

  • Ferenc Kuhn
  • Ferenc Kover
  • Ilona Szabo
  • Viktoria Mester
Case Report



The origin of subretinal fluid in eyes with optic pit remains controversial.


Case report.


The authors found that silicone oil, implanted into an eye that developed proliferative vitreoretinopathy after surgery for optic pit-related macular detachment, has migrated into the subarachnoid space.


As this case shows, cerebrospinal fluid may migrate into the submacular space in eyes with optic pits.


Optic pit Vitrectomy Silicone oil Cerebrospinal fluid Subarachnoid space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferenc Kuhn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ferenc Kover
    • 3
  • Ilona Szabo
    • 2
  • Viktoria Mester
    • 2
  1. 1.Helen Keller Foundation for Research and EducationBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Pécs, HungaryPecsHungary
  3. 3.Pécs Diagnostic Center, HungaryPecsHungary

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