Disappearance of myelinated retinal nerve fibers after pars plana vitrectomy.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To describe a case of extramacular myelinated retinal nerve fibers disappearing after pars plana vitrectomy for an epiretinal membrane and macular edema. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 61-year-old African-American man with extramacular myelinated retinal nerve fibers underwent pars plana vitrectomy for an epiretinal membrane. A posterior vitreous detachment was present preoperatively. Humidified air was used. A gas bubble was placed for an intraoperative macular hole. RESULTS: Nine months after surgery, the myelinated retinal nerve fibers had disappeared. CONCLUSIONS: Loss of myelinated retinal nerve fibers may occur after vitreoretinal surgery. Possible mechanisms include postoperative nerve fiber layer atrophy or ischemia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, AJ; Fekrat, S

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 521 - 523

PubMed ID

  • 16935613

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16935613

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2006.04.021

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States