Use of 23-gauge sutureless transconjunctival vitrectomy, peeling, and intravitreal triamcinolone for idiopathic macular epiretinal membranes

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Title
Use of 23-gauge sutureless transconjunctival vitrectomy, peeling, and intravitreal triamcinolone for idiopathic macular epiretinal membranes
Title of the conference
Ophta 2009
Author(s)
Konstantinidis Lazaros
Organization
102e Congrès annuel de la Société Suisse d’Ophtalmologie
Address
Palazzo dei Congressi,
Piazza Indipendenza 4,
CH-6900 Lugano
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Published
Issued date
05/09/2009
Pages
S66
Language
english
Abstract
Use of 23-gauge technology provides numerous poten- tial advantages over traditional 20-gauge vitrectomy. Addition- ally, Triamcinolone acetate (TA) has been shown to facilitate fluid absorption from the edematous retinal tissue. Patients and Methods Retrospective, nonrandomized study of consecutive patients who underwent 23-gauge transconjunctival sutureless PPV with sub- sequent membrane peeling and intravitreal TA injection for an idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) between February 2007 and February 2008. Results Thirty-nine eyes of 39 patients were included. The mean follow-up was 7 months (SD: 2.2). Mean pre- operative BCVA was 0.28 decimal equivalent (logMAR 0.54, SD: 0.2). and improved significantly (P <0.0001, 2-tailed t test) to a mean of 0.6 decimal equivalent (logMAR 0.22) at the final follow- up. The visual acuity improved by a mean of 3.2 lines (SD 2.1). Twenty-nine patients (74%) demonstrated a gain of 3 or more lines. Average central macular thickness reduction was 131μm (SD: 77) 84% of which occurred during the first week. Conclusions Moreover, 23-gauge sutureless PPV with the concomitant administration of intravitreal TA is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of idiopathic ERM and may speed up anatomical recovery.
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