Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Gas Tamponade for Lamellar Macular Holes

Department of Ophthalmology, Kagoshima City Hospital, 20-17 Kajiya-cho, Kagoshima 892-8580, Japan.
American Journal of Ophthalmology (Impact Factor: 4.02). 01/2006; 140(6):1154-1155. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2005.07.022
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ABSTRACT To report anatomic and visual improvement after pars plana vitrectomy with gas tamponade for a lamellar macular hole with poor central visual acuity.
Two interventional case reports.
Two patients with a lamellar macular hole underwent vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling, and long-acting gas injection. Main outcome measures included best-corrected visual acuity, biomicroscopic appearance, and optical coherence tomography findings.
Vitrectomy with gas tamponade resulted in biomicroscopic, functional, and tomographic improvement in both patients for follow-up periods of 12 months.
Vitrectomy with gas tamponade may be an effective method for a lamellar macular hole with poor visual acuity.

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