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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1485-1489

Anatomical and functional outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy for inflammatory epiretinal membrane surgery in healed toxoplasmosis infection

Retina Vitreous Service, L V Prasad Eye Institute, KVC Campus, Tadigadapa, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vishal Raval
L V Prasad Eye Institute, KVC Campus, Tadigadapa, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh- - 521 137
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_364_18

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Epiretinal membrane over macula secondary to toxoplasmosis compromises vision. We describe the outcome of pars plana vitrectomy and epiretinal membrane removal after adequate treatment of acute infection. The average age of all four male patients was 36 years (range 20–60 years). Following surgery there was an average three or more lines visual acuity improvement, restoration of foveal contour with reduction in central macular thickness. One patient developed choroidal neovascular membrane postsurgery and was effectively treated with intravitreal bevacizumab. Surgery for ERM secondary to healed toxoplasmosis infection has good anatomical outcome and reasonable visual improvement, when the surgery is done in a quiet eye.

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