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Risk factors for requirement of filtration surgery after vitrectomy in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Authors Sakamoto M, Hashimoto R, Yoshida I, Maeno T

Received 4 December 2017

Accepted for publication 6 March 2018

Published 16 April 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 733—738


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Masashi Sakamoto, Ryuya Hashimoto, Izumi Yoshida, Takatoshi Maeno

Department of Ophthalmology, Sakura Medical Center of Toho University, Shimoshizu, Sakura, Japan

Purpose: We retrospectively reviewed patients with postoperative neovascular glaucoma (NVG) after vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy to investigate how variables assessed before, during, and after vitrectomy are associated with the requirement for filtration surgery.
Patients and methods: The subjects in this retrospective, observational, comparative study were 55 consecutive patients (61 eyes) who underwent vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy at Toho University Sakura Medical Center between December 2011 and November 2016, were followed up for at least 6 months after surgery, and developed NVG within 2 years after surgery. They comprised 44 men and 11 women of mean age 52.4±9.1 years, who were followed up for a mean 7.1±6.1 months. We collected data on the following 16 variables: sex, age, history of panretinal photocoagulation completed within 3 months before vitrectomy, presence/absence of a lens, obvious iris/angle neovascularization, tractional retinal detachment, diabetic macular edema, vitreous hemorrhage, visual acuity and intraocular pressure before vitrectomy and at the onset of NVG, glycated hemoglobin, fasting blood glucose, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and use of intraoperative gas tamponade.
Results: Logistic regression analysis with the backward elimination method identified preoperative fasting hyperglycemia (P=0.08), high intraocular pressure at the onset of NVG (P=0.04), and use of gas tamponade during vitrectomy (P=0.008) to be significant risk factors for requirement of filtration surgery.
Conclusion: Preoperative fasting hyperglycemia, high intraocular pressure at the onset of NVG, and use of gas tamponade during vitrectomy predispose patients to require filtration surgery in the event of postoperative NVG.

Keywords: neovascular glaucoma, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, vitrectomy, gas tamponade
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