Title

Role of pars plana vitrectomy and membrane peel in vitreomacular traction associated with retinal vasoproliferative tumors.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2016

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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Oman journal of ophthalmology.

Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2016, Pages 167-169.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.192280

Copyright © 2016 Oman Ophthalmic Society

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Abstract

To report a case of retinal vasoproliferative tumor (VPT) with secondary epiretinal membrane (ERM) formation and vitreo-macular traction managed by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and membrane peel. A 29-year-old male was referred for management of decreased vision in the right eye (OD) for 1 week. Presenting visual acuity was 20/50 Snellen feet (ft) OD, and fundus examination showed an ERM associated with a reddish-yellow mass in the inferotemporal quadrant with overlying exudation, hemorrhage, and subretinal fluid consistent with VPT, and cryotherapy was recommended. Two months later, there was complete tumor regression, but there was decreased vision from progressive vitreomacular traction to 20/400 ft. PPV with combined ERM and internal limiting membrane (ILM) peel were performed with resolution of vitreomacular traction and improvement of visual acuity to 20/50 ft at 6 months. PPV with combined ERM and ILM peel is effective for vision loss secondary to ERM and vitreomacular traction associated with retinal VPT.

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