1. Study on macular morphology after removal of the idiopathic epiretinal membrane using the optical coherence tomography (OCT): a pilot study

    PURPOSE: To describe the relation between visual results and macular morphology through optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients submitted to removal of the idiopathic epiretinal membranes. METHODS: Ten eyes of ten patients with diagnosis of idiopathic epiretinal membranes underwent standard 20-G pars plana vitrectomy. Posterior hyaloid attachments were identified and dealt with. Idiopathic epiretinal membranes were removed in all cases. Corrected visual acuity, retinography, fluorescein angiography, fundus biomicroscopy and the optical coherence tomography in the pre- and postoperative periods were performed in all patients. In OCT, three characteristics were considered in each image: presence of foveal depression, presence of cystoid ...
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