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INGEUN KIM, Joo Eun Lee, Il Han Yun; Inner retinal layer thickness evaluation after epiretinal membrane surgery. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2015;56(7 ):5060.
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To evaluate inner retinal layer change after vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane.
Quantitative analysis of the ganglion cell complex by optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed before surgery and 3 and 6 months postoperatively in 55 eyes.
Dissociated nerve fiber layer (DONFL) was observed in 42 eyes (76%). Statistically significant changes in the temporal ganglion cell complex thickness were observed in the DONFL group at postoperative month 3 (p=0.001, and 0.003) and month 6 (p=0.001, and 0.003, superotemporal and inferotemporal quadrant, respectively). No significant change was found in the nasal quadrants.
Epiretinal membrane removal with or without internal limiting membrane can induce inner retinal layer alteration in a significant proportion of patients. Changes in ganglion cell complex thickness were more apparent at the temporal retina.
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