Evaluation of diabetic macular edema after vitrectomy using retinal thickness analyzer Hitoshi Takagi 1 , Akitaka Tsujikawa 1 , Tsutomu Yasukawa 1 , Jin Dong 1 , Atsushi Otani 1 , Kazuhiro Ishida 1 , Junichi Kiryu 1 , Miyo Matsumura 1 , Yuichiro Ogura 2 , Yoshihito Honda 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol and Visual Sci, Graduate Sch of Med, Kyoto Univ 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Nagoya City Univ Med Sch pp.327-330
Published Date 1999/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410906230
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We used a retinal thickness analyzer (RTA) to assess the effect of vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema in 14 eyes. During the postsurgical period averaging 5.7±3.6 months, the averaged retinal thickness decreased from the preoperative value of 511±47 gm to 399 ± 53 gm. The retinal thickness decreased in 9 eyes, of which visual acuity improved in 7 eyes. The improvement in visual acuity was positively correlated with the decrease in retinal thickness. These findings illustrate the usefulness of RTA in evaluating the effect of vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema.

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