Visual outcome three years after vitreous surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy Toshihiro Kono 1 , Yoshiko Takesue 1 , Hirohiko Kato 1 , Naoko Arita 1 1Dept. of Ophthalmol, Fukuoka Univ Chikushi Hosp pp.1901-1904
Published Date 2000/12/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907140
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We reviewed 120 eyes of 96 patients who underwent vitreous surgery as the initial procedure for proliferative diabetic retinopathy during a 56-month period. Surgery was a failure in 4 of the 120 eyes. When compared with the visual acuity one month after surgery, visual acuity 3 years after surgery had improved by 2 lines or more in 23 eyes (19%) , remained unchanged in 89 eyes (74%) and deteriorated in 8 eyes (7%) . Deterioration in visual acuity was due to ocular ischemia in 2 eyes, glaucomatous optic atrophy in 2, progression of cataract in 1, macular degeneration in 1 and failed surgery resulting in blindness in 2. The finding shows that visual acuity of 0.1 or more one month after surgery is fairly well maintained after 3 years postoperatively.

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