Pars Plana Vitrectomy With Gas Tamponade for Lamellar Macular Holes

ArticleinAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology 140(6):1154-1155 · January 2006with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.87 · DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2005.07.022 · Source: PubMed


    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.