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Traitement au laser des trous maculaires [Laser treatment of macular holes]
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
OBJECTIVE: To study a new technic of laser treatment of macular holes. METHODS: 21 eyes with stage II-IV macular hole were treated with Argon-green laser. Pigment epithelium in the area of the hole was whitened with spots of 100-200 microns, 100-300 mW. We expected this treatment to create a cellular proliferation that could close and contract the hole. Follow-up after treatment ranged from 3 to 24 months (mean: 9.3 months). RESULTS: Within one month after treatment, the macular hole was closed in 7 eyes (33%) and partially closed in 5 eyes (24%). The visual acuity increased from 1 to 5 lignes (ETDRS chart) in 9 eyes (43%), it remained the same in 9 eyes (43%) and decreased from 1 to 2 lignes in 3 eyes (14%). CONCLUSION: Laser treatment of macular holes seems to be effective and could be proposed as an alternative to the patients who cannot be operated on by vitrectomy and gas tamponade.
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Humans, Laser Therapy, Male, Middle Aged, Pigment Epithelium of Eye, Postoperative Complications, Retinal Perforations, Treatment Outcome, Visual Acuity
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