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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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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.
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