May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
Wound Closure of Sclerotomies After 25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy Evaluated by Optical Coherence Tomography
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • T. Sawada
    Ophthalmology, Toyosato Hospital, Inukami-gun, Japan
  • M. Kakinoki
    Ophthalmology, Kouka Hospital, Kouka, Japan
  • O. Sawada
    Ophthalmology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtu, Japan
  • H. Kawamura
    Ophthalmology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtu, Japan
  • M. Ohji
    Ophthalmology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtu, Japan
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships T. Sawada, None; M. Kakinoki, None; O. Sawada, None; H. Kawamura, None; M. Ohji, None.
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    Support None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 3451. doi:https://doi.org/
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      T. Sawada, M. Kakinoki, O. Sawada, H. Kawamura, M. Ohji; Wound Closure of Sclerotomies After 25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy Evaluated by Optical Coherence Tomography. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):3451. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose:: To evaluate wound closure of sclerotomies after 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless pars plana vitrectomy using optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Methods:: Thirty eyes (15 with a macular hole and 15 with an epiretinal membrane) of 30 patients (mean age, 67.8 years; range 44-84) who underwent 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless pars plana vitrectomy were studied. The sclerotomy sites were measured by OCT with cross-section images vertical and parallel to the limbus on day 1 or 2, weeks 1 and 2, and months 1, 2, and 3 postoperatively.

Results:: The scleral wounds evaluated by OCT closed in 15.2% of eyes by 1 or 2 days, 30.9% by 1 week, 40.4% by 2 weeks, 44.4% by 1 month, 43.9% by 2 months, and 50.0% by 3 months postoperatively. No significant difference was found between eyes with a macular hole and eyes with an epiretinal membrane. There was no significant correlation between the wound closure rate and patient age.

Conclusions:: OCT can evaluate scleral wounds after 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless pars plana vitrectomy. Wound healing might be complete by 2 weeks postoperatively because the wound closure rate reached a plateau 2 weeks postoperatively.

Keywords: wound healing • sclera • vitreoretinal surgery 
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