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Optical coherence tomography guided peeling of macular epiretinal membrane

Authors Yoshio Hirano, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Yuichiro Ogura

Published Date December 2010 Volume 2011:5 Pages 27—29

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S16031

Published 30 December 2010

Yoshio Hirano, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Yuichiro Ogura
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan

Abstract: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has emerged as a powerful diagnostic aid in disorders of the vitreoretinal juncture. The purpose of this study is to determine whether OCT can be used as an additional tool for evaluating an architecture including the thickened area, and the identifiable edge of a macular epiretinal membrane (ERM), and helping us to dissect the ERM from the retinal surface more easily and safely. In two cases with ERM, the edges of the membranes were detected by OCT, and the peeling of the membrane was started at the area easily. OCT guided ERM peeling might be useful for dissecting ERM membranes without any hesitation.

Keywords: optical coherence tomography, epiretinal membrane, vitrectomy

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