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Jaafar El Annan, Jordan Heffez, Joshua Udoetuk, Menka Sanghvi, Petros Carvounis; Macular hole repair closure rates in phakic and non-phakic patients with nonsupine positioning and sulfur hexafluoride endotamponade. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(15):5790.
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To compare macular hole closure rates between phakic and non-phakic patients following sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) endotamponade and nonsupine positioning.
Retrospective interventional case series of consecutive patients who underwent vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peel for macular hole repair using SF6 and non-supine positioning postoperatively between August 2007 and December 2011.
The overall macular hole closure rate was 95.6% in the 45 eyes of the 41 patients included. There was no significant difference in anatomic success between phakic (26/27) and non-phakic (17/18; 16/17 pseudophakic eyes and 1/1 aphakic eye) eyes (p= 0.99).
Macular hole closure rates are not significantly different in phakic and non-phakic patients following vitrectomy with ILM peel, sulfur hexafluoride endotamponade and non-supine positioning.
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