Autologous neurosensory retinal transplant surgery proved successful in closing refractory macular holes and also improving vision in some cases.
A retrospective case series involved 41 eyes of 41 patients operated on in four centers located in the United States, Italy and Japan between May 2015 and June 2017. Following three-port 20-, 23- or 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy, a full-thickness neurosensory retinal free flap of approximately 2 disc diameters was harvested from the mid-periphery of the retina. The graft was then placed on the macular hole. PFC heavy liquid was instilled (Read more...)