The D.O.R.C. Silicone oil is a purified silicone oil which allows for a maximum interfacial tension and
minimizes interactions between tissues, cells and endo-tamponades media. The physical properties
include a combination of speciﬁc gravity, refractive index and surface tension. The choice of viscosity
offers an optimum balance between easy injection and a stable temporary tamponade.
Viscosity: 1000-1500 / 5000-5900 mPas.
Specific Gravity: 0,97 g/cm3 at 25°C.
Surface tension: 21 mN/m against air.
Interfacial tension: 40 mN/m against water.
Packaging: SIL-1000 / SIL-5000: 1 vial of 10ml.
Indications for use
D.O.R.C. SIL-1000/SIL-2000/SIL-5000 is indicated for use as a short or longer term tamponade of the retina.
In particular, the primary indications for SIL-1000/SIL-2000/SIL-5000 are the surgical management of:
• Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR).
• Retinal Detachment caused by Trauma.
• Giant Tears.
• Diabetic Traction Detachment.
• Retinal detachment caused by Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.
A secondary indication of SIL-1000, SIL-2000 and SIL-5000 is the
surgical management of ROP related traction detachments.