MACULAR BUCKLING USING A THREE-ARMED SILICONE CAPSULE FOR FOVEOSCHISIS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH MYOPIA

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Abstract

Purpose:

To investigate the safety and efficacy of a novel macular buckling technique on foveoschisis in highly myopic eyes.

Methods:

Highly myopic eyes with foveoschisis, posterior staphyloma, and axial length greater than 26.5 mm, but without a full-thickness macular hole, were included. Macular buckling was performed in the included eyes using a three-armed adjustable silicon capsule.

Results:

Eight eyes from eight patients (five women) were enrolled in this study. The mean follow-up period was 11.6 (range 9–14) months. After surgery, the best-corrected visual acuity was improved in 7/8 (87.5%) eyes, optical coherence tomography imaging showed gradual anatomic improvement of macula over time. The final best-corrected visual acuity gained 21.5 early treatment diabetes retinopathy study letters from baseline on average (P = 0.014). Postoperatively, the most common complications were transiently elevated intraocular pressure (62.5%) and asymptomatic abduction limitation (100%), and the most serious complication was hemorrhagic choroidal detachment (25%).

Conclusion:

Macular buckling with a three-armed adjustable silicone capsule resulted in anatomic and visual improvement in eyes with myopic foveoschisis.

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