Vitreomacular Traction as a Consequence of Posterior Hyaloidal Contraction after Transpupillary Thermotherapy – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To describe the pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients in whom vitreomacular traction evolved pursuant to treatment of choroidal melanoma with transpupillary thermotherapy.Design: Retrospective, uncontrolled, observational, interventional case series.Methods: Vitreomacular traction with macular distortion, macular edema, and vision loss developed in 6 eyes of 6 patients after successful transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal melanoma. Clinical examination, fluorescein angiography, fundus photography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography were performed. Symptomatic patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Primary outcome measures include visual acuity and resolution of macular distortion by clinical examination, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, or both.Results: In all 6 patients, (Read more...)

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