Outcomes of Outpatient Fluid-Gas Exchange for Open Macular Hole After Vitrectomy – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report the efficacy and safety of outpatient fluid-gas exchange for open macular hole after primary vitrectomy.Design: Retrospective interventional case series.Methods: setting: Institutional. patients: Thirty-six patients with primary failed closure or reopened holes after primary vitrectomy. intervention: Fluid-gas excahnge with 15% perfluoropropane (C3F8) or 20% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) was performed to reclose the hole under topical anesthesia. main outcome measures: The hole closure rate and type, pre- and postexchange best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and complication rates were assessed.Results: Thirty-two eyes (89%) achieved anatomic success from 1-3 weeks after the fluid-gas exchange. Twenty-two eyes (61%) achieved type 1 closure, 10 eyes (Read more...)

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