Clinical studies on vitreous surgery. Part 13. Recent results of vitrectomy for diabetic retinopathy Yukihiro Sato 1 , Hiroyuki Shimada 1 , Shinichi Aso 1 , Mizuo Matsui 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Nihon Univ Sch of Med pp.1619-1622
Published Date 1991/9/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410900832
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We reviewed the results of pars plana vitrectomy in 136 eyes with severe intraocular complications of diabetic retinopathy during the foregoing 2-year period. Visual acuity improved in 99 out of 136 eyes, 73%. The series included 101 eyes with retinal detachment and 35 eyes without at the time of surgery. Visual acuity improved in 68 eyes, 67%, in the former group and in 31 eyes, 89%, in the latter.Final visual acuity better than 0.1 was obtained in 56 eyes, 55%, in the former group and in 27 eyes, 77%, in the latter. Above results were superior to those of ours from earlier period. The improved outcome is ascribed to the use of intraocular laser photocoagulation, aggressive removal of peripheral vitreous, and exclusion of cases with longstanding macular detachment from indication for surgery.

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