Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome: Postoperative Functional and Anatomic Outcomes

Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome: Postoperative Functional and Anatomic Outcomes

Author Bottos, Juliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Elizalde, Javier Google Scholar
Rodrigues, Eduardo B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Farah, Michael Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maia, Mauricio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Autonoma Barcelona
Abstract BACKGROUND and OBJECTIVE: To analyze a variety of vitreomacular traction (VMT) morphologies to establish a major classification that better reflects the preoperative predictive factors of postoperative visual and anatomic outcomes.PATIENTS and METHODS: Thirty-six eyes submitted to vitrectomy surgery were categorized with a VMT pattern (V- or J-shaped) and diameter (focal < 1,500 mu m or broad > 1,500 mu m) based on optical coherence tomography.RESULTS: the researchers compared different classifications of VMT. Despite similar postoperative best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) values (P = .393), cases with focal VMT had greater visual improvement (P = .027) because the preoperative BCVA was significantly lower in the focal group (P = .007). However, the BCVA improvements did not differ between the groups regarding the classic VMT morphologic patterns (P = .235).CONCLUSION: Postoperative outcomes and macular disorders are closely related to VMT size. the adhesion diameter (focal or broad VMT) and not the classic VMT morphologic pattern (V- or J-shaped) may better predict the postoperative anatomic and functional outcomes.
Language English
Date 2015-02-01
Published in Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging Retina. Thorofare: Slack Inc, v. 46, n. 2, p. 235-242, 2015.
ISSN 2325-8160 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Slack Inc
Extent 235-242
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000353360100012

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