David Almeida picks his landmark paper of 2018, whose main author also gives us an inside perspective
David Almeida | | Quick Read
The tide is turning for patients with vision-degrading vitreopathy.
Landmark paper: J Sebag et al., “Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Limited Vitrectomy for Vision Degrading Vitreopathy Resulting from Vitreous Floaters”, Ophthalmology Retina, 9, 881–887 (2018). DOI: e201803011
This study, published in September 2018, looked at outcomes of patients undergoing vitrectomy for vitreous opacities, also known as vitreous floaters (1). Vitreous opacities contribute to the disease entity of vision-degrading vitreopathy, which can lower visual acuity (VA) and degrade contrast sensitivity function (CSF). Vitrectomy for floaters has remained controversial, and much debate has occurred about the appropriateness of vitreoretinal surgery for patients with good VA but bothersome floaters; however, with the widespread adoption of micro incisional vitrectomy surgery (MIVS), efficient and safe surgical approaches are available that should be considered. Prior to this study, long-term results in a large series with objective quantitative outcome measures were lacking.
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