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O. Offret, R. Tadayoni, B. Haouchine, A. Erginay, P. Massin, A. Gaudric; Optical Coherence Tomography Features of Closed Macular Holes After Cataract Surgery and Their Relationship With Visual Outcomes . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):5726.
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To evaluate the optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of closed macular holes (MH) after cataract surgery and their correlation with visual acuity (VA).
OCT was used to analyze the morphology of the macula in 31 eyes that underwent phacoemulsification after successful MH surgery. These results were compared with VA.
A break in the inner segment /outer segment photoreceptor (IS/OS PR) junction line was present in 42 %, and an abnormal OCT profile was found in 26 % of eyes. No correlation was found between final VA and OCT abnormalities.
OCT abnormalities of the macula after successful closure of macular hole were very common. Here, neither macular morphology nor IS/OS PR junction line integrity on OCT correlated with final visual acuity, even after cataract surgery, which ruled out the possibility of visual acuity degradation due to post–vitrectomy cataract.
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