June 2013
Volume 54, Issue 15
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2013
Macular hole repair closure rates in phakic and non-phakic patients with nonsupine positioning and sulfur hexafluoride endotamponade
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jaafar El Annan
    Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Jordan Heffez
    Retina Consultants P.C., Washington, DC
  • Joshua Udoetuk
    Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Menka Sanghvi
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Petros Carvounis
    Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2013, Vol.54, 5790. doi:
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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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Abstract

Purpose: To compare macular hole closure rates between phakic and non-phakic patients following sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) endotamponade and nonsupine positioning.

Methods: 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.

Results: 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).

Conclusions: 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.

Keywords: 586 macular holes • 585 macula/fovea • 688 retina  
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