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Evaluation of vitreomacular adhesion in cases of exudative AMD

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Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper Session 01

Session Date/Time: Thursday 26/09/2013 | 08:30-10:30

Paper Time: 09:20

Venue: Hall G1 (Level 2)

First Author: A.Gomaa EGYPT

Co Author(s):    M. Abouhussein              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The purpose of our study was to determine the frequency of persistent posterior hyaloid adherence to the posterior pole in patients with exudative AMD.

Setting:

Alexandria university -Egypt

Methods:

A consecutive case series of 40 eyes with exudative AMD patients was included. All patients had CNV due to AMD and underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination. All eyes underwent fluorescein angiography (FA) . OCT examination was done through a dilated pupil using commercially available Cirrus HD-OCT Model 4000 – Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Dublin , California. USA and Spectralis OCT Heidelberg engineering.

Results:

No PVD 15/40(37.5%). Begining PVD 7/40(17.5%) VMT vitreomacular traction10/40(25%) detachment from the fovea 3/40(7.5%) complete PVD 5/40(12.5%)

Conclusions:

The OCT findings suggests that a localized vitreous adhesion is associated with a high incidence of choroidal neovascularization. PVD may be protective against AMD, whereas VMA may promote exudative AMD.

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