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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 715-718

Evaluation of macular thickness change after inferior oblique muscle recession surgery

1 Haydarpasa Trainnıng and Research Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Umraniye Trainnıng and Research Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Ece Turan-Vural
Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.136230

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Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the changes in macular thickness following inferior oblique muscle recession surgery. Materials and Methods: Thirty-eight eyes from 21 patients undergoing ocular muscle surgery were included. Patients were grouped into three groups based on the type of surgical intervention: Group I (n = 12), inferior oblique recession surgery alone; Group II (n = 12), inferior oblique plus horizontal muscle surgery; Group III (n = 14), horizontal muscle surgery alone. Each eye was scanned using the optical coherence tomography (OCT) device preoperatively and on the first postoperative day to measure macular thickness. Results: Following surgery, a significant increase in foveal thickness occurred in Group I (P < 0.05) and Group II (P < 0.01). In addition, a statistically significant difference was observed between the groups with regard to the increase in foveal thickness (P = 0.016), with significantly lower changes in Group III. Conclusion: Our findings suggested that inferior oblique muscle recession surgery is associated with an increase in macular thickness.

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