Treatment of Chronic Large and Persistent Macular Hole by a new technique in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Objective: To assess the anatomical and functional outcomes of treating chronic persistent large macular hole by macular hole hydrodissection technique in a tertiary eye care hospital.
Methods: This interventional case series study was conducted in the Vitreoretinal department of LRBT Tertiary Teaching Eye Hospital, Karachi, from October 2017 to March 2018, with follow-ups till February 2019. The study included eighteen cases of chronic (symptoms of loss of central vision ≥ 2years), persistent (previously failed macular hole surgery), large (aperture diameter of ≥ 400µm) macular hole. Out of the eighteen patients, eight (44.4%) were males and ten (55.6%) were females. All operated patients underwent macular hole hydrodissection by balanced salt solution using a silicone soft tip extrusion cannula. Patients were followed up post operatively to assess post-operative complications and surgical results.
Results: Among eighteen patients with a mean aperture diameter of 477.1±102.9 µm and basal diameter of 849.4± 92.6µm, complete anatomical closure was achieved in sixteen (88.8%). Five (27.7%) out of the eighteen patients achieved best corrected visual acuity improvement of 6/36, whereas seven (38.8%) patients reached up to a BCVA of 6/60, with maximum improvement of two lines. The mean post-operative follow-up was 332.3± 46.7 days.
Conclusion: Macular hole hydrodissection is a relatively new emerging technique with promising results for the closure of chronic persistent large macular hole.
How to cite this:
Khan TH, Rizvi SF, Mahmood SA, Feroz L. Treatment of Chronic Large and Persistent Macular Hole by a new technique in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(4):979-982. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.37.4.3618
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