Analysis of pars plana vitrectomy for optic pit-related maculopathy with intraoperative optical coherence tomography: a possible connection with the vitreous cavity.


Journal Article

Optimal management of optic pit-related maculopathy remains to be determined. The fluid source for the maculopathy also remains controversial. In this article, we present a unique surgical technique for internal drainage of the intraretinal fluid and describe the intraoperative use of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography to assist in the surgical management of this condition. Pars plana vitrectomy was performed with elevation of the posterior hyaloid. Following an air-fluid exchange, aspiration over the optic nerve pit was performed. Following aspiration, intraoperative spectral-domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated collapse of the retinoschisis, strongly suggesting a connection between the vitreous cavity and the intraretinal fluid.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ehlers, JP; Kernstine, K; Farsiu, S; Sarin, N; Maldonado, R; Toth, CA

Published Date

  • November 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1483 - 1486

PubMed ID

  • 22084218

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22084218

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-3601

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.316


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States