A two-year review of vitreous surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy Shigeo Yoshida 1 , Tokiko Matsumoto 1 , Takahiro Nabesima 1 , Yusuke Saeki 1 , Toshihiro Kono 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Fukuoka Univ Chikushi Hosp pp.1911-1915
Published Date 2010/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410103472
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Abstract. Purpose:To report the outcome of vitreous surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the past 2 years. Cases and Method:This retrospective study was made on 76 eyes of 70 cases who received 20-gauge vitrectomy in 2007 and 2008. All had non-insulin dependent diabetic retinopathy. The series comprised 44 male and 32 female eyes. The age ranged from 35 to 78 years,average 59 years. Cases were followed up for 6 to 30 months,average 11 months. Results:Visual acuity improved in 55 eyes(72%),remained unchanged in 19 eyes(25%),and deteriorated in 2 eyes(3%). Averaged visual acuity showed significant improvement(p=0.0005). Repeat vitreous surgery was performed in 3 eyes(4%). Anatomical improvement was obtained in 98.7% of eyes. Visual outcome was better in younger patients(p=0.01). Conclusion:Visual acuity improved or was maintained in 97% of eyes after 20G vitreous surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

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