1. Vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema: optical coherence tomography criteria and pathology of the vitreomacular interface

    Vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema: optical coherence tomography criteria and pathology of the vitreomacular interface

    Purpose To correlate spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) criteria and clinical data with pathology of the vitreomacular interface (VMI) in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). Design Retrospective cross-sectional study and laboratory investigation. Methods We included specimens of 27 eyes of 26 patients with center-involved DME that underwent vitrectomy with peeling of the internal limiting membrane (ILM). Selection of specimens was consecutive and in retrospect using our register of the Vitreoretinal Pathology Unit. Clinical data and SD-OCT examinations were correlated to immunocytochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. Classification of DME comprised sponge-like diffuse retinal thickening, cystoid macular edema, and serous retinal ...

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