Triamcinolone acetonide safer than infracyanine green in macular hole surgery

Vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling with triamcinolone or infracyanine green staining improved vision in patients with idiopathic macular holes, according to a study.However, infracyanine green staining was found to damage the photoreceptors, as evidenced by a reduction of focal electroretinogram (fERG) first harmonic amplitude; no toxic effects were associated with triamcinolone acetonide, the study authors said.

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