Outcome of vitreous surgery for lamellar macular hole without additional gas tamponade Tetsuzo Otsubo 1 , Akira Arakawa 2 , Tadahiro Kohzuka 1 1Kohzuka Eye Clin 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Yokohama City Univ Med Cent pp.1699-1704
Published Date 2013/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104940
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Abstract. Purpose:To report the outcome of vitreous surgery for lamellar macular hole without recourse to gas tamponade. Cases and Method:This retrospective study was made on 14 eyes of 14 cases who received surgery for lamellar macular hole during the past 54 months. The series comprised 3 males and 11 females. The age averaged 59 years. All the cases were treated by 20G vitrectomy and removal of internal limiting membrane. Optical coherence tomography(OCT)was used in the clinical evaluation. Cases were followed up for an average of 26 months after surgery. Results:OCT findings improved in 12 eyes(86%)and remained unchanged in 2 eyes(14%). It took an average of 4 weeks before improvement set in. Macular hole recurred in one eye after initial closure one year later. Conclusion:Vitreous surgery without additional gas tamponade resulted in a high rate of closure of lamellar macular hole.

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