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Vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in patients under 40 years of age Toshihiro Kono 1 , Yoshiko Takesue 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Fukuoka Univ Chikushi Hosp pp.1805-1809
Published Date 2002/12/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908004
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We reviewed the outcome of pars plana vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in pa-tients under 40 years of age. Scleral encircling was additionally perfomed in 11 eyes and lensectomy in 16 eyes. Surgery was a success in 20 eyes (83.3%) after the initial procedure. The remaining 4 eyes had rubeosis iridis in spite of additional photocoagulation 2 eyes, persistent vitreous hemorrhage for 14 days or longer 1 eye, and retinal redetachment 1 eye. Cure was achieved in all these 4 eyes after another session of vitrec-tomy. The final visual acuity was less than 0.1 in 1 eye (4%), 0.1 to 0.5 in 5 eyes (21%), and over 0.5 in 18 eyes (75%). There was no instance of decreased visual acuity during the follow-up for 6 to 54 months, aver-age 18 months. Vitrectomy was thus beneficial for proliferative diabetic retinopathy in patients under 40 years of age.


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