Optical coherence tomography guided peeling of macular epiretinal membrane

Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 30:5:27-9. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S16031.


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has emerged as a powerful diagnostic aid in disorders of the vitreoretinal juncture. The purpose of this study is to determine whether OCT can be used as an additional tool for evaluating an architecture including the thickened area, and the identifiable edge of a macular epiretinal membrane (ERM), and helping us to dissect the ERM from the retinal surface more easily and safely. In two cases with ERM, the edges of the membranes were detected by OCT, and the peeling of the membrane was started at the area easily. OCT guided ERM peeling might be useful for dissecting ERM membranes without any hesitation.

Keywords: epiretinal membrane; optical coherence tomography; vitrectomy.