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Rate of recurrence and interval before onset of visual stabilization following removal of idiopathic epiretinal membrane with or without peeling of internal limiting membrane Shingo Yasuda 1 , Takayoshi Sumioka 1 , Hiroki Iwanishi 1 , Yukihisa Takada 1 , Yuka Okada 1 , Shizuya Saika 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University pp.643-649
Published Date 2019/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410213148
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Abstract Purpose:To report the rate of recurrence and time of visual stabilization following surgery for epiretinal membrane with or without peeling of internal limiting membrane(ILM).

Cases and Method:This study was made on consecutive series of 54 eyes of 54 cases who received vitreous and cataract surgery for epiretinal membrane in the past 3 years. The age ranged from 54 to 87 years, average 71 years. ILM was left intact in 24 eyes and was peeled in 30 eyes. Recurrence and time of visual stabilization were checked during followed-up for one year after surgery. Visual acuity before and after surgery was evaluated in terms of logMAR.

Results:There were no significant differences in visual acuity before and after surgery in eyes that received ILM peeling or not. Interval after surgery and visual stabilization appeared to be longer in eyes that received ILM peeling than not. Epiretinal membrane recurred in 5 out of 24 eyes that did not receive ILM peeling and in 1 out of 30 eyes that received ILM peeling. The difference was significant(p<0.05).

Conclusion:After surgery for epiretinal membrane, additional peeling of ILM reduced the incidence of recurrence and seemed to prolong the onset of visual stabilization. Peeling of ILM did not influence the final visual acuity.


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