April 2014
Volume 55, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2014
Clinical and Anatomic Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Vitreofoveal Traction
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christine Bokman
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Marco Alejandro Gonzalez
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
  • Harry W Flynn
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
  • William Smiddy
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
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    Commercial Relationships Christine Bokman, None; Marco Gonzalez, None; Harry Flynn, None; William Smiddy, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2014, Vol.55, 293. doi:
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      Christine Bokman, Marco Alejandro Gonzalez, Harry W Flynn, William Smiddy; Clinical and Anatomic Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Vitreofoveal Traction. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):293.

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Purpose: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and optical coherence tomography (OCT) outcomes for patients with vitreofoveal traction (VFT) undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV).

Methods: This is a non-comparative interventional consecutive case series from January 2007 through November 2013. Patients undergoing PPV for symptomatic VFT were identified. Patients with concomitant macular holes were excluded from this series. Clinical characteristics and OCT features were compared preoperatively and postoperatively.

Results: A total of 68 eyes in 68 patients underwent PPV. The mean age at time of surgery was 60.5 years (range of 46 to 77). Preoperatively, visual acuity ranged from 20/25 to 20/400 and improved at least 1 line or more in 44% of eyes. Postoperatively, a macular hole developed in 4 eyes (5.9%). The appearance of traction on OCT resolved in all eyes. Central subfoveal thickness improved from 405.4 microns to 286.6 microns post-operatively. Preoperative optical coherence tomography features did not correlate with visual acuity.

Conclusions: Patients with vitreofoveal traction usually achieve favorable visual and OCT outcomes after PPV.

Keywords: 762 vitreoretinal surgery  

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