First Author: N.Doi JAPAN
Co Author(s): N. Kakiuchi T. Mizushima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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To analyze the long-term effects of pars plana vitrectomy for nontractional diabetic macular edema.
Interventional, retrospective, case study.
Sixteen patients (18 eyes) with diabetic macular edema were examined retrospectively after pars plana vitrectomy. Postoperative follow-up ranged from 24 to 66 months (mean, 44.8 months).
The preoperative visual acuity was 0.65 +/- 0.35 logMAR and central retinal thickness was 485 +/- 121 μm; both improved significantly at 12 months, to 0.44 +/- 0.33 logMAR and 345 +/- 140 μm, were maintained for at least 36 months in all cases.
Pars plana vitrectomy may be beneficial in eyes with nontractional diabetic macular edema and its effectiveness is maintained long term.