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C. Mariotti, G. Amato, F. Viti, F. Luciani, M. Pantanetti, S. Salvolini, A. Giovannini; Vitreous Surgery With or Without ILM Peeling in the Treatment of Tractional Diabetic Macular Edema . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):1476.
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Purpose: To evaluate the visual results after vitrectomy. Methods: 81 eyes underwent vitreous surgery (30 eyes posterior hyaloid removal –Group 1; 51 eyes ILM peeling – Group 2) (mean follow up 18.4 months).All patients underwent Fundus Biomicroscopy, Fluorescein Angiography and OCT. Results: VA improved ≥ 2 Lines in 53 % of Group 1, and in 62 % of Group 2. In 10 % of Group 1 and 5 % of Group 2, worsened ≥ 2 Lines. In 3 cases of Group 1 we observed the relapse of macular edema due to ILM contraction. Conclusions: Vitrectomy with hyaloid removal and ILM peeling represents the best approach for tractional diabetic macular edema and prevents recurrent tractional edema.
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