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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2011 Oct;19(5):346-52. doi: 10.3109/09273948.2011.590265. Epub 2011 Aug 8.

Pars plana vitrectomy for vitreo-retinal complications of birdshot chorioretinopathy.

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Institut Clínic d'Oftalmologia, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. llorens.victor@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in the treatment of vitreoretinal complications of birdshot chorioretinopathy (BCR).

METHODS:

The clinical records of 9 consecutive patients (16 eyes) with vitreo retinal complications in BCR refractory to medical therapy who underwent pars plana vitrectomy were reviewed.

RESULTS:

Indications for PPV were macular edema in 9 eyes (56.2%), and persistent vitreous opacities in 7 (43.8%). At a mean postoperative follow-up of 44.1 months, best-corrected visual acuity improved ≥2 Snellen lines in 9 eyes (56.2%), remained stable in 6 (37.5%) and worsened in 1 eye (11.1%). Systemic medication was significatively reduced after surgery (p = .020) and macular thickness on optical coherence tomography exams decreased significatively in eyes with macular edema (p= .0039).

CONCLUSIONS:

In this small series of eyes with limited follow-up PPV seems to be a safe and effective for treatment of vitreoretinal complications in patients with BCR.

PMID:
21823933
DOI:
10.3109/09273948.2011.590265
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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