JOURNAL ARTICLE
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Restored photoreceptor outer segment and visual recovery after macular hole closure.

PURPOSE: To evaluate restoration of the photoreceptor outer segment and visual outcomes in closed macular holes.

DESIGN: Retrospective case series.

METHODS: We retrospectively observed the reparative process of macular holes in 28 eyes one, three, and six months postoperatively using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. We evaluated the reflective line at the junction between the photoreceptor inner and outer segment (IS/OS) and the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA).

RESULTS: The outer photoreceptor layer showed a foveal detachment, a disrupted IS/OS line, or both one month postoperatively. No eye had a continuous IS/OS line. These abnormalities were gradually restored at various levels. At six months, nine eyes had a normal outer photoreceptor layer, four eyes outer foveal defects with a continuous IS/OS line, 12 eyes a disrupted IS/OS line, and three eyes outer foveal defects with a disrupted IS/OS line. The mean BCVAs were significantly (P = .017) lower in groups with a disrupted IS/OS line compared to groups with a continuous IS/OS line with or without outer foveal defects.

CONCLUSIONS: Macular hole closure is attained by bridge formation (foveal detachment) and the IS/OS line heals in varying degrees. The visual outcomes were significantly better in eyes with a continuous IS/OS line than in those with a disrupted IS/OS line.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app