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The outcome of vitrectomy for chronic diabetic tractional retinal detachment

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dc.contributor.author Abunajma, Muneera A.
dc.contributor.author Al-Shamsi, Hanan N.
dc.contributor.author Al-Dhibi, Hassan
dc.contributor.author Ghazi, Nicola G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-21T08:34:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-21T08:34:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1552-5783 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10885
dc.description.abstract Purpose: : To investigate the outcome of vitrectomy for chronic diabetic tractional retinal detachment involving the macula (DTMD) Methods: : A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with membrane dissection for DTMD of more than 6 months duration at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) during the period from 2005-2009 Results: : Of the total identified records, 15 have been reviewed up to date. The age at time of presentation ranged from 26 to 71 years (average 48.86 years). Baseline visual acuity (VA) ranged from 20/160 to light perception (median 2/200), with only two patients having a vision of 20/400 or better. The duration of TRD range from 6 to 24 months (mean 12.3 months). At last follow-up following surgery, the retina was completely attached in all but one patient. Twelve out of 15 patients showed varying degrees of visual improvement with a final vision ranging between 20/30 to 2/200, (median 20/300) among which 7 (46.7% of all eyes) had a final vision of ≥ 20/400 Conclusions: : Unlike what is traditionally known, patients with chronic DTMD may exhibit a significant improvement of vision following vitrectomy. Larger scale studies are needed to confirm these findings and to identify factors associated with visual improvement after surgery, which may help in better patient selection en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The outcome of vitrectomy for chronic diabetic tractional retinal detachment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000154 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 53 en_US
dc.journal.issue 14 en_US
dc.article.pages 5786 en_US
dc.keywords Retinal detachment en_US
dc.keywords Vitreoretinal surgery en_US
dc.keywords Diabetic retinopathy en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abunajma, M. A., Al-Shamsi, H. N., Al-Dhibi, H., & Ghazi, N. G. (2012). The Outcome of vitrectomy for chronic diabetic tractional retinal detachment. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 53(14), 5786-5786. en_US
dc.author.email nicola.ghazi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2359485 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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