1. Insights into epiretinal membranes: presence of ectopic inner foveal layers and a new optical coherence tomography staging scheme

    Insights into epiretinal membranes: presence of ectopic inner foveal layers and a new optical coherence tomography staging scheme

    Abstract Purpose To describe the presence of continuous ectopic inner foveal layers associated with epiretinal membranes (ERMs) and to present a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) staging system of ERMs. Design Retrospective multicenter observational case series. Methods Clinical charts and Spectral-Domain OCT images of 194 eyes of 172 consecutive patients diagnosed with ERMs were reviewed and analyzed. Results The presence of continuous ectopic inner foveal layers was identified in 63 out of 194 eyes (32.5%) and this morphology was significantly associated with lower visual acuity. ERMs were divided in four stages. Stage 1 (43 out of 194 eyes, 22 ...

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