• Pre-filled silicone oil syringe is the most convenient way to administer silicone oil
  • Sterile presentation with fewer steps — no filling, spilling, mess or clean-up
  • Single-use, preservative-free disposable syringe

"Bausch + Lomb has also showed their creativity in releasing a pre-loaded silicone oil syringe. Our nurses absolutely love the fact that they no longer have to deal with opening up a bottle of oil and pour that messy, slippery stuff into a syringe."  - David Chow, MD

Intra-Operatively And Post-Operatively With Silicone Oils

Oxane and its insolubility in aqueous fluid allows maintenance of retinal positioning for extended periods (1 year or more) without mechanical fixation (e.g. incarceration, retinal tack or suture).

Oxane with the aqueous medium within the vitreous cavity causes the formation of a stable spherical bubble of the oil. As this bubble resists deformation by irregularities with which it comes into contact, such as detached or torn retinal areas, it provides a reactive force which smoothes and flattens these areas.

Oxane and its stable intermolecular forces produces resistance to emulsification over long periods.  

ADATO SIL-ol 5000 - Brief Indication for Use Statement


ADATO SIL-OL 5000 is indicated for use as a prolonged retinal tamponade in selected cases of complicated retinal detachments where other interventions are not appropriate for patient management. Complicated retinal detachments or recurrent retinal detachments occur most commonly in eyes with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), cytomegalovirus (CMV), retinitis, giant tears, and following perforating injuries. ADATO SIL-OL 5000 is also indicated for primary use in detachments due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) related CMV retinitis and other viral infections.


ADATO SIL-OL 5000 is contraindicated in pseudophakic patients with silicone intraocular lenses (IOLs).


Oil-induced pupillary block and angle closure can occur in aphakic eyes if a six o'clock iridectomy is not performed.


The use of ADATO SIL-OL 5000 as a long term tamponade has not been studied and must be determined by the treating physician. ADATO SIL-OL 5000 should be removed when, in the judgement of the physician, the retinal attachment would not be compromised.

Adverse Events

Adverse events occurring in the highest percentage of patients include cataract, anterior chamber oil migration, keratopathy, and glaucoma. Other less commonly occurring adverse events in greater than 2% of patients include redetachment, optic nerve atrophy, rubeosis iridis, temporary IOP increase, macular pucker, vitreous hemorrhage, phthisis, traction detachment, and angle block. Complications occurring at rates of less than 2% include subretinal strands, retinal rupture, endophthalmitis, subretinal silicone oil, choroidal detachment, aniridia, PVR reproliferation, cystoid macular edema, and enucleation.