ILM peel for macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion

Session Details

Session Title: Free Paper Session 26: Vitreoretinal Surgery VI

Session Date/Time: Sunday 10/09/2017 | 10:00-11:30

Paper Time: 10:30

Venue: Room 116

First Author: : H.Khaqan PAKISTAN

Co Author(s): :    H. Kiyani                             

Abstract Details


To evaluate anatomic and functional outcomes in patients with macular edema in branch retinal vein occlusion treated with pars plana vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling


Study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Medical Institute/Lahore General Hospital, Lahore from January 2011 to January 2016.


A total of 55 eyes underwent PPV with ILM peeling and endo tamponade of air. Visual acuity, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography were performed pre-operatively and postoperatively every 4 weeks for one year


In 46(83.6%) eyes the central macular thickness improved from 465 ± 91 micron meter at baseline to 295 ± 103 micron meter (P<0.003). In 9 (16.3%) eyes central macular thickness did not decrease. In 43 (78.1%) eyes BCVA improved (P<0.05) . In 37 (86%) eyes BCVA improved (mean 3.6 Snellen lines) while in 6 (13.9%) eye BCVA improved (2.4 Snellen lines). In 12 eyes (21.8%) BCVA did not improve. No statistically significant difference in visual acuity improvement in ischaemic or non-ischaemic BRVO (p>0.05).


PPV with ILM peel is beneficial in resolution of macular edema secondary to BRVO and improves visual acuity in ischaemic and non-ischaemic BRVO

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