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Low-concentration infracyanine green-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling in idiopathic macular pucker 25-gauge surgery.
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PMID:  22034019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Purpose. To investigate the efficacy of 25-gauge infracyanine green-assisted idiopathic macular pucker surgery and to identify prognostic factors. Methods. In this retrospective interventional case series, 83 patients with idiopathic macular pucker who underwent 25-gauge surgery with infracyanine green-assisted internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling were retrospectively reviewed. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measurement, complete ophthalmologic evaluation, and optical coherence tomography were performed at baseline and during follow-up. Preoperative and postoperative prognostic factors were correlated with final visual outcomes. Results. Mean follow-up was 10.5 months (range 3-44). Best-corrected visual acuity improved from 0.56±0.27 logMAR (±SD) to 0.26 ±0.18 logMAR (p<0.001); central retinal thickness decreased from 441±115 µm to 355±72 µm (p<0.001). Greater postoperative visual gain was correlated with baseline BCVA (r=-0.65, p<0.0001), and BCVA gain after 1 week (r=0.64, p<0.0001) and 1 month (r=0.58, p<0.0001). Final BCVA was influenced by baseline BCVA (r=0.46, p<0.0001), BCVA change after 1 month (r=0.34, p=0.002), and presence of intraretinal fluid (r=0.28, p=0.01). No cases of endophthalmitis, retinal tears, or retinal detachments were reported. Conclusions. Low-concentration infracyanine green-assisted ILM peeling during minimally invasive surgery is associated with significant visual acuity improvement. Preoperative BCVA and optical coherence tomography appearance may be helpful in predicting the final visual outcome.
Daniele Veritti; Giacomo Toneatto; Paolo Lanzetta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1724-6016     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Udine, Udine - Italy.
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