Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021 Feb 2. Epub 2021 Feb 2.
Department of Ophthalmology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy.
Purpose: To analyze the functional impact of ectopic inner foveal layers (EIFL), along with other clinical and optical coherence tomography biomarkers, on patients with epiretinal membrane (ERM) and preserved foveal layers' segmentation undergoing ERM removal.
Methods: Retrospective review of consecutive patients with ERM who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with ERM peeling from December 2018 to December 2019. Baseline factors including age, gender, lens status, phacoemulsification at the time of surgery, tamponade agent, dye used for ERM and internal limiting membrane (ILM) enhancement, ILM peeling, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central macular thickness (CMT), presence and thickness of EIFL, thickness of outer nuclear layer (ONL), presence of a cotton ball, subfoveal state of photoreceptors, and presence of cystoid macular edema were included in a multivariable model having the BCVA at 12 months as the main outcome. Read More