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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Mar-Apr;41(2):150-6. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20100303-01.

Surgical management of vitreofoveal traction syndrome: optical coherence tomographic evaluation and clinical outcomes.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

To characterize vitreofoveal traction syndrome and to correlate clinical observations, optical coherence tomography features, and surgical results.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A retrospective, consecutive, interventional case series of 36 patients. Clinical and optical coherence tomography features taken from patient charts were compared preoperatively and postoperatively and correlated with visual outcomes.

RESULTS:

Preoperatively, visual acuity ranged from 20/40 to 20/400 and improved more than 2 lines in 50% of eyes. A macular hole developed in 2 eyes. The optical coherence tomography appearance of traction resolved in all eyes; cystic change improved markedly or resolved in 86% of eyes. Preoperative optical coherence tomography features did not correlate with visual acuity. Patients with symptoms for less than a 6-month duration (P = .048) were more likely to obtain a visual acuity of 20/40 or better postoperatively. Presence or resolution of macular cystic changes and subretinal fluid did not correlate with visual acuity or change (P > .05).

CONCLUSION:

Patients with vitreofoveal traction syndrome usually achieve favorable visual optical coherence tomography outcomes after pars plana vitrectomy.

PMID:
20307031
DOI:
10.3928/15428877-20100303-01
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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