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J. O. Mason, III, J. Oakley, R. S. Vail, M. F. White, Jr., R. M. Feist, M. L. Thomley, M. A. Albert, Jr.; 25-Gauge Vitrectomy for 173 Consecutive Macular Puckers: Results and Complications. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):5987.
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To report the safety and efficacy of 25-Gauge (25G) vitrectomy (PPV) for macular pucker (MP).
A single center retrospective case series of 173 eyes (173 patients) that underwent 25G PPV for MP. Main outcome measures were change in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) & complications.
All patients were observed for a minimum four months (range 4-26 months), with a mean ten month follow-up. Mean preoperative BCVA was 20/80. Mean postoperative BCVA was 20/30, of which 61% had ≥ 20/40. Complications included the following: 16% progression of cataract, 1.2% intraocular pressure (IOP) >30, 4% IOP <6 on postoperative day one (resolved by on week), 1.2% vitreous hemorrhage, 1.2% retinal detachment, 6.4% cystoid macular edema.
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