Early foveal recovery after macular hole surgery

Hasler, P. W. and Prünte, C.. (2008) Early foveal recovery after macular hole surgery. British journal of ophthalmology, Vol. 92, no. 5. pp. 645-649.

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AIMS: To evaluate morphological and functional recovery after macular hole surgery using pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), inner limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, air-tamponade and short-time limited face-down positioning. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional, non-comparative consecutive case series. PATIENTS: Thirty eyes in 30 patients (30 eyes) with unilateral full-thickness macular hole (stage II-IV). INTERVENTION: All eyes underwent PPV, ILM peeling and fluid-air exchange followed by postoperative face-down positioning for 2 days. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Best corrected visual acuity, optical coherence tomography (OCT) assessment of macular integrity, and biomicroscopy at days 3 and 7, and months 1, 3, 6 and 12. RESULTS: On postoperative day 3, OCT demonstrated macular hole closure in 28 eyes (93%). One eye required vitrectomy 7 weeks after initial surgery due to retinal detachment. CONCLUSIONS: In the present case series, PPV with Trypan Blue-assisted ILM peeling, short-acting internal tamponade and thus shorter face-down positioning was associated with a 93% macular hole closure rate.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie USB
UniBasel Contributors:Prünte, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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