Session Title: FP-16 Vitreoretinal Surgery IV
Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 11:00-13:00
Paper Time: 11:32
Venue: Boulevard D
First Author: : C.Mariotti ITALY
Co Author(s): : M. Reibaldi M. Nicolai A. Saitta
To investigate, with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, if the preoperative status of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) can affect the post-operative foveal morphology and visual outcomes in eyes with surgically closed macular holes (MHs).
Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Ancona, Italy.
In 52 eyes with surgically closed MHs, preoperative RPE morphology, 12 months after surgery foveal microstructural features, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were evaluated
At 12 months, a significantly correlation was found between postoperative degree of integrity of the photoreceptors with preoperative RPE line status, and base diameter of the hole (respectively P=0.003 and P=0.028, regression analysis); mean BCVA at 12 months in the group of eyes with diffuse RPE line alteration was significantly lower than in eyes of other two groups (small or no RPE alteration) (Tukey–Kramer test P<0.05).
Preoperative RPE layer integrity may be indicative of good photoreceptor restoration and visual recovery in patients with surgically closed MHs