A premium silicone oil with the customised extensional viscosity
The new Siluron range is a next generation of silicone oils with an innovative molecular design
The new generation of silicone oils, Siluron 2000 and Siluron Xtra, is characterised by its special property of a significantly higher emulsification resistance.
This is based on an intelligent mixture of different long chains of molecules and the resulting dynamic viscosity. The good injectability in cases of small incisions is a further advantage of innovative silicone oils.
Due to their special molecular structure, Siluron 2000 and Siluron Xtra have, compared to the standard silicone oils, in vitro a high emulsification resistance. Both innovative silicone oils consist of a mixture of ultra-long molecular chains having a viscosity in the range of 2,500,000 mPas and of short molecular chains with a viscosity in the range of 1,000 mPas.
Thanks to this special molecular design, Siluron 2000 and Siluron Xtra can modify their viscous
properties depending on the permanent high shear forces, such as they appear in the eye due to its constant movement: the greater the applied shear force is, the more viscous behaves the silicone oil, i.e. the more resistant it is to emulsification. By contrast, the viscosity of the conventional oils decreases continuously as a result of permanently acting external forces, which causes a higher tendency for emulsification.
Siluron 2000 is used with a long-term tamponade after operative treatment of severe
retinal detachment, particularly for: