Surgical Outcomes of Epiretinal Membrane Removal Due to Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and RPE
Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina
Copyright 2020, SLACK Incorporated. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of epiretinal membrane (ERM) associated with combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal piNorthwell Healthnt epithelium (CHRRPE) after vitrectomy and membrane peel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 15 patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with membrane peeling. No plasmin enzyme was used. RESULTS: The mean age at surgery was 10 years old, with an average follow-up of 5.7 years. The average preoperative visual acuity (VA) was 20/514. The average postoperative VA was 20/138 (P = .0251) at 1-year follow-up and 20/89 (P = .0025) on the latest exam on final follow-up. VA was improved in 14 patients (93%) and deteriorated in one patient (7%). All 15 patients (100%) had improvement of retinal/macular anatomy postoperatively. CONCLUSION: In the treatment of patients with ERM due to CHRRPE, vitrectomy with membrane peeling without plasmin injection can result in improved VA and retinal structure. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2020;51:546-554.].
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