Result of surgical removal of the progressive epimacular membranes Yasuhiko Mae 1 , Yukihiro Sato 1 , Hiroyuki Shimada 1 , Misao Sato 1 , Mizuo Matsui 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Nihon University Surugadai Hospital pp.1141-1147
Published Date 1984/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410209278
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 Eighteen cases of localized epiretinal membrane covering and/or distorting the macula were treated using vitrectomy technique. Follow-up ranged from one to 42 months and averaged 12 months.

 The membrane could be peeled successfully in 17 of the 18 eyes. In one eye a membrane was not able to be peeled because of severe adhesion.

 Postoperative visual acuity improved in 9 of the 18 eyes (50%). It remained unchanged in 7 eyes (38%) because of persistent macular complications, such as cystoid macular edema, macular hole, or traction detachment and because of recurrence of uveitis and development of lens opacity.

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