Macular optical coherence tomography findings after vitreoretinal surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

Michele Coppola, Alessandro Marchese, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Alessandro Rabiolo, Chiara Giuffrè, Silvia Gomarasca, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello

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Abstract

The primary aim of this study was to summarize and illustrate the main structural cross-sectional optical coherence tomography findings encountered after vitreoretinal surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. This was a non-systematic review of literature on structural cross-sectional optical coherence tomography findings after vitreoretinal surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Adequate illustrations of the main findings described were found after a retrospective analysis of imaging and charts of patients operated at the department where this study was performed. The main structural cross-sectional optical coherence tomography findings after vitreoretinal surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment included persistent subretinal fluid, subretinal blebs, retinal folds, subretinal perfluorocarbon liquids, macular alterations related to silicone oil, epiretinal membranes, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, cystoid macular edema, macular holes, and recurrent retinal detachment. In conclusion, optical coherence tomography was a useful tool after vitreoretinal surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Some optical coherence tomography findings may not be evident on fundus examination, and optical coherence tomography can reveal essential details for the clinical management and the visual prognosis. Other findings, despite being visible on funduscopic examination, may be better assessed with the aid of optical coherence tomography. All these elements contribute to support the importance of tomographic assessment in the follow-up of eyes treated for vitreoretinal conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-816
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • optical coherence tomography
  • pars plana vitrectomy
  • retina
  • retinal breaks
  • Retinal detachment
  • techniques of retinal examination
  • vitreous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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