Merve Ozbek. Department of Ophthalmology, Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Bereketzade Cami Sk. No.2, Istanbul 34421, Türkiye. firstname.lastname@example.org
AIM: To define the anatomic and functional outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, inverted ILM flap and free ILM patch graft technique for the treatment of myopic macular hole (MH) without retinal detachment. METHODS: Sixty-four eyes of 64 patients who underwent PPV for myopic MH were included. Group 1 consists of patients underwent ILM peeling (n=26), and Groups 2 and 3 consists of patient underwent free ILM patch graft (n=20) and inverted ILM flap procedure (n=18) respectively. Outcomes following surgery were MH closure and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in logMAR at 6mo. RESULTS: Closure of MH was obtained in 20 eyes (76.9%) of the Group 1, in 16 eyes (80%) of the Group 2 and in 16 eyes (88.9%) of the Group 3. The mean preoperative and postoperative BCVA was 1.60±0.53 logMAR and 1.27±0.58 logMAR, respectively (P<0.05). There was no significant difference in the postoperative BCVA and anatomical closure rates in the three groups. Although the anatomical closure rate did not differ significantly in the groups, closure of MH tended to be better in the inverted ILM flap technique group at 6mo. CONCLUSION: Different surgical techniques may provide favorable visual and anatomical results for myopic MH surgery. ILM flap techniques offer higher closure rates compared to ILM peeling technique. However, in terms of visual outcomes, the study reveals no difference in three surgical techniques.
Merve Ozbek, Sehnaz Ozcaliskan, Cengiz Alagoz, et al. Comparison of anatomical and functional outcomes of different surgical techniques in myopic macular hole without retinal detachment. Int J Ophthalmol 2023;16(10):1651-1656Copy