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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 251-254

Does Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling in Macular Hole Surgery Improve Reading Vision?


Smt Kanuri Santhamma Retina Vitreous Center, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

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T Das
Smt Kanuri Santhamma Retina Vitreous Center, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
India
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PMID: 14601851

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Purpose: To document the effect of internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling in macular hole closure and reading vision. Method: Fifty-four patients with idiopathic and traumatic macular hole underwent standard vitreous surgery and received either ILM peeling (n= 25) or no ILM peeling (n= 29). The hole closure, and Snellen acuity (distant and near) were recorded 12 weeks after surgery and statistically analysed. Results: The macular hole closure rate was 96% (24 of 25) and 72.4% (21 of 29) with and without ILM peeling respectively (P = 0.028). Distant vision improvement of two or more lines was recorded in 64% (16 of 25) and 51.7% (15 of 29) eyes (P = 0.417) with and without ILM peeling respectively. Near vision improvement of two or more lines was seen in 68% (17 of 25) and 41.2% (12 of 29) eyes (P = 0.048) with and without ILM peeling respectively. Conclusion: ILM peeling in macular hole surgery improves the macular hole closure rate and reading vision.


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