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Joo Eun Lee, Kyung-Won Seok, Seung Youn Jea, in Geun Kim, Il Han Yun; Subjective satisfaction scale of the patients after surgery for epiretinal membrane; 1 year results. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2015;56(7 ):5061.
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To evaluate subjective satisfaction of the patients after surgery for epiretinal membrane (ERM).
Thirty three eyes of 32 patients who received vitrectomy for ERM removal and were followed for 1 year were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups; Group A with their baseline visual acuity better than 0.22 (LogMAR) and group B equal to or less than 0.22. Best corrected visual acuity, central macular thickness (CMT) by optical coherence tomography, metamorphopsia score by M-chart, and subjective scale regarding postoperative outcomes by questionnaire (scale range; -5 to +5) at postoperative 6 and 12 month were evaluated.
Mean visual acuity (LogMAR) has changed from 0.05±0.06 to 0.06±0.07 at 12 month postoperatively in group A (p=0.981), and from 0.46±0.19 to 0.13±0.18 in group B (p=0.012). Subjective scale regarding overall satisfaction about surgical outcome at 12 month was 1.1±1.4 in group A and 0.9±1.2 in group B (p=0.574). Horizontal M-chart score at 12 month was 0.0±0.0 in group A and 0.4±0.4 in group B (p<0.0001). Vertical M-chart score was 0.2±0.3, and 0.5±0.4, respectively in group A and B (p=0.043).
Both the better visual acuity group and worse visual acuity group were satisfied with overall outcome of the surgery. Although significant improvement was achieved in terms of visual acuity, recovery in metamorphopsia score was limited in worse visual acuity group.
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