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Inverted Internal Limiting Membrane Flap For Large Traumatic Macular Holes

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ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to assess the role of inverted internal limiting membrane flap as a treatment option for large traumatic macular holes.

This is a prospective noncomparative study in which 12 eyes with large traumatic macular holes (basal diameter of 1300–2800 μm) since 3 to 6 months were subjected to standard 23-gauge vitrectomy with removal of the posterior hyaloid, brilliant blue G (BBG)-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling in a circular fashion keeping it attached to the edge of the hole to create a flap. At the end of the surgery, air fluid exchange was done with inversion of the internal limiting membrane flap inside the macular hole using the soft tipped cannula and sulfur hexafluoride 20% as tamponade. The main follow-up measures are the best corrected visual acuity and the optical coherence tomography for 6 to 9 months.

All the included eyes had a closed hole from the first week postoperative and along the follow-up period (6–9 months). The best corrected visual acuity improved from 20/2000 to 20/200 with a median of 20/400 preoperatively to 20/400 to 20/50 with a median of 20/100 at the end of follow-up period.

Inverted internal limiting membrane flap is a good adjuvant to standard vitrectomy in the management of large traumatic macular holes that led to the 100% closure rate and improvement of best corrected visual acuity.

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Case 4, male patient 26 years old with football trauma to the right eye since 5 months. Basal diameter = 2800 μm, mean linear dimension = 1400 μm. Preoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/200. Final postoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/100.
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Figure 4: Case 4, male patient 26 years old with football trauma to the right eye since 5 months. Basal diameter = 2800 μm, mean linear dimension = 1400 μm. Preoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/200. Final postoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/100.

Mentions: The crystalline lens was clear in all follow-up visits (1, 3, 6, 9 months). Follow-up SD-OCT of the included eyes revealed MH closure along the follow-up visits with restoration of the foveal contour and the structure of the outer retinal layers specially the external limiting membrane (Figures 3 and 4). During the follow-up period (6–9 months), no eyes required second intervention.


Inverted Internal Limiting Membrane Flap For Large Traumatic Macular Holes
Case 4, male patient 26 years old with football trauma to the right eye since 5 months. Basal diameter = 2800 μm, mean linear dimension = 1400 μm. Preoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/200. Final postoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/100.
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Figure 4: Case 4, male patient 26 years old with football trauma to the right eye since 5 months. Basal diameter = 2800 μm, mean linear dimension = 1400 μm. Preoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/200. Final postoperative best corrected visual acuity 20/100.
Mentions: The crystalline lens was clear in all follow-up visits (1, 3, 6, 9 months). Follow-up SD-OCT of the included eyes revealed MH closure along the follow-up visits with restoration of the foveal contour and the structure of the outer retinal layers specially the external limiting membrane (Figures 3 and 4). During the follow-up period (6–9 months), no eyes required second intervention.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to assess the role of inverted internal limiting membrane flap as a treatment option for large traumatic macular holes.

This is a prospective noncomparative study in which 12 eyes with large traumatic macular holes (basal diameter of 1300–2800 μm) since 3 to 6 months were subjected to standard 23-gauge vitrectomy with removal of the posterior hyaloid, brilliant blue G (BBG)-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling in a circular fashion keeping it attached to the edge of the hole to create a flap. At the end of the surgery, air fluid exchange was done with inversion of the internal limiting membrane flap inside the macular hole using the soft tipped cannula and sulfur hexafluoride 20% as tamponade. The main follow-up measures are the best corrected visual acuity and the optical coherence tomography for 6 to 9 months.

All the included eyes had a closed hole from the first week postoperative and along the follow-up period (6–9 months). The best corrected visual acuity improved from 20/2000 to 20/200 with a median of 20/400 preoperatively to 20/400 to 20/50 with a median of 20/100 at the end of follow-up period.

Inverted internal limiting membrane flap is a good adjuvant to standard vitrectomy in the management of large traumatic macular holes that led to the 100% closure rate and improvement of best corrected visual acuity.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus