1. OCT useful for measuring macular holes before closure surgery

    WAILEA, Hawaii — Using optical coherence tomography to preoperatively measure a macular hole will allow a surgeon to avoid using indocyanine green stain and be more confident in his or her surgical outcomes, a speaker said here. "If you use the OCT to measure the macular hole and the hole is measuring less than 400 µm, for me, I don't think it's worth the risk of ICG in those cases," Jay S. Duker, MD, said at Retina 2009. "Holes bigger than that, certainly holes that are chronic and holes that have epiretinal membrane — I think the take-home message for ...
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    1. I think measuring the hole is very helpful to determine your success rate, and smaller holes close better than bigger holes.
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