Vitreoretinal Management and Surgical Outcomes in Proliferative Sickle Retinopathy: A Case Series – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To report the outcomes of current vitreoretinal surgical management of proliferative sickle retinopathy and to compare current methods to previous studies.Design: A retrospective, interventional case series.Methods: Fifteen eyes of 14 patients with proliferative sickle retinopathy were managed with vitreoretinal surgery over a 12-year period at a single institution.Results: Nine patients had a sickle cell-hemoglobin C (SC) profile, 1 was sickle cell-beta+ thalassemia (S beta+-thal), and 4 were sickle cell trait (AS). All 15 eyes underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV): 6 for vitreous hemorrhage (VH), 1 for epiretinal membrane (ERM), and an additional 8 for tractional retinal detachment (RD) (Read more...)

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