May 2005
Volume 46, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2005
Visually Significant Epiretinal Membrane Formation Following Posterior Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • K.J. Wald
    Retina Associates of New York, New York, NY
  • J.S. Sarkar
    Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • N.E. Gross
    Retina Associates of New York, New York, NY
  • J.C. Paccione
    Retina Associates of New York, New York, NY
  • B.Z. Cohen
    Retina Associates of New York, New York, NY
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  K.J. Wald, None; J.S. Sarkar, None; N.E. Gross, None; J.C. Paccione, None; B.Z. Cohen, None.
  • Footnotes
    Support  None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2005, Vol.46, 5537. doi:
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      K.J. Wald, J.S. Sarkar, N.E. Gross, J.C. Paccione, B.Z. Cohen; Visually Significant Epiretinal Membrane Formation Following Posterior Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):5537.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To determine the incidence of visually significant epiretinal membrane (ERM) requiring repeat posterior vitrectomy (RPV) after posterior vitrectomy (PV) for squeal of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Methods: Retrospective analysis of 200 consecutive eyes having undergone PV for PDR. Posterior hyaloid face was removed to periphery and endolaser was performed in all cases. Results: Symptomatic ERM was noted at 4– 8 weeks in four eyes (2%) requiring RPV. Visual acuity (VA) ranged from 20/70 to 20/200. Post RPV VA increased by four lines in all patients. Conclusions: Visually significant ERM requiring RPV can occur following PV for PDR.

Keywords: retina • vitreoretinal surgery • proliferative vitreoretinopathy 
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