alexa Comparison of Parafoveal Retinal Thickness in Eyes with
ISSN: 2155-9570

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Comparison of Parafoveal Retinal Thickness in Eyes with Idiopathic Macular Hole to that with Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment after Vitrectomy

Kouichi Ohta*, Atsuko Sato and Emi Fukui
Department of Ophthalmology, Matsumoto Dental University, Japan
Corresponding Author : Kouichi Ohta
Department of Ophthalmology
Matsumoto Dental University
1780 Gobara, Hirooka, Shiojiri
399-0781, Nagano, Japan
Tel: 81-263-51-2210
Fax: 81-263-51-2210
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 20, 2010; Accepted March 04, 2011; Published January 06, 2012
Citation: Ohta K, Sato A, Fukui E (2012) Comparison of Parafoveal Retinal Thickness in Eyes with Idiopathic Macular Hole to that with Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment after Vitrectomy. J Clinic Experiment Ophthalmol 3:209. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000209
Copyright: © 2013 Jung YG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Related article at
DownloadPubmed DownloadScholar Google


Background:The foveal contour is asymmetrical in the horizontal optical coherence tomographic (OCT) images in idiopathic macula holes (IMHs) successfully closed by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). The purpose of this study was to compare the parafoveal retinal contour after PPV followed by gas tamponade for IMHs to that after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).

Design:Retrospective study.

Participants:Eleven eyes of 11 IMH patients and 10 eyes of 10 RRD patients who underwent PPV.

Methods: The internal limiting membrane (ILM) was stained with indocyanine green and peeled in the IMH group but not in the RRD group. The postoperative retinal thickness was measured by spectral-domain OCT.

Main outcome measures:The parafoveal thicknesses of the operated eyes were compared to the corresponding areas of the fellow un-operated eyes.

Results: In the IMH group, the average postoperative thickness of the temporal sector was 312.6 μm and that of the corresponding area of the fellow eyes was 330.2 μm (P <0.05). Similarly, the thickness of the nasal sector was 362.6 μm and that of the fellow eyes was 345.8 μm (P<0.05). These differences were not observed in the RRD group. Additional measurements showed that the inner retinal layer was thinner in the temporal retina and the outer retinal layer was thicker in the nasal retina in the IMH group.

Conclusions:The postoperative asymmetrical foveal contour was observed in only the IMH group. We suggest that these alterations were caused by procedures, such as ILM peeling, rather than the gas tamponade.

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version