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, 37 (3), 466-471

EFFICACY OF THE INVERTED INTERNAL LIMITING MEMBRANE FLAP TECHNIQUE WITH VITRECTOMY FOR RETINAL DETACHMENT ASSOCIATED WITH MYOPIC MACULAR HOLES

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EFFICACY OF THE INVERTED INTERNAL LIMITING MEMBRANE FLAP TECHNIQUE WITH VITRECTOMY FOR RETINAL DETACHMENT ASSOCIATED WITH MYOPIC MACULAR HOLES

Ryo Baba et al. Retina.

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcome of the inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique with vitrectomy for retinal detachment associated with macular hole (MHRD) in highly myopic eyes.

Methods: In this retrospective observational study, 21 eyes with MHRD that underwent vitrectomy with conventional ILM peeling (ILM-peeling group, n = 11) or the inverted ILM flap technique (ILM flap group, n = 10) combined with C3F8 tamponade were enrolled in this study. The initial retinal reattachment rate, macular hole closure rate, and postoperative visual acuity at the final visit were compared between the ILM-peeling group and ILM flap group.

Results: There was no significant difference in the retinal reattachment rate between ILM-peeling and ILM flap groups (91% and 100%, respectively). The macular hole closure rate in the ILM flap group was 80% (8 of 10 eyes), and was significantly higher than 36% (4 of 11 eyes) in the ILM-peeling group (P = 0.039). Among 12 eyes that achieved macular hole closure, there was no significant difference in median visual acuity after vitrectomy between the ILM flap group and ILM-peeling group (logMAR unit [Snellen acuity]: 1.0 [20/200] and 0.76 [20/125], respectively, P = 0.300).

Conclusion: Compared with conventional ILM peeling, the inverted ILM flap technique was more effective for macular hole closure after vitrectomy for MHRD in myopic eye but showed no advantage in the postoperative visual outcome in this study.

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