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Am J Ophthalmol ; 235: 111-119, 2022 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1709798


PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of using an internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap and the conventional ILM peel technique for small- or medium-sized full-thickness macular hole (FTMH) repair. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: Eyes with an FTMH ≤400 µm that underwent vitrectomy with a single-layer inverted ILM flap (flap group, 55 eyes) or an ILM peel (peel group, 62 eyes) were enrolled. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements were obtained preoperatively and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Primary hole closure was achieved in 54 (98%) and 60 (97%) eyes in the flap and peel groups, respectively. The preoperative and postoperative 12-month BCVA values were comparable between the groups but were significantly better in the flap than in the peel group at 1 month (mean ± SD logMAR: 0.83 ± 0.43 vs 1.14 ± 0.50; P = .001), 3 months (0.58 ± 0.33 vs 0.82 ± 0.43; P = .002), and 6 months (0.56 ± 0.32 vs. 0.72 ± 0.48; P = .028). In the flap group, foveal gliosis was less common than in the peel group at 1 month (P = .030), and restored external limiting membrane and interdigitation zone was more common at 3 months (P = .046 and P < .001, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The single-layer ILM flap and conventional ILM peel techniques both closed FTMHs and improved vision. ILM flaps were associated with better visual outcomes up to 6 months postoperatively and should be considered in FTMHs ≤400 µm.

Retinal Perforations , Basement Membrane/surgery , Humans , Retinal Perforations/diagnosis , Retinal Perforations/surgery , Retrospective Studies , Tomography, Optical Coherence/methods , Visual Acuity , Vitrectomy/methods
J Fr Ophtalmol ; 45(4): 446-451, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1611835


Although ocular toxoplasmosis is usually a self-limiting infection, it can lead to severe reduction in visual acuity due to intense vitreous inflammation or involvement of posterior segment structures. Depending on the severity of intraocular inflammation, serious complications, including epiretinal membrane or retinal detachment may develop. In this paper, we aim to present a case that complicated by both a full-thickness macular hole and retinal detachment secondary to toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis that developed shortly after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and discuss our treatment approach. After the patient was diagnosed based on a routine ophthalmological examination, fundus imaging, and serological examination, functional and anatomical recovery was achieved through systemic antibiotherapy and vitreoretinal surgery. Full-thickness macular hole and retinal detachment are rare complications of ocular toxoplasmosis. However, there are only few publications in the literature concerning these complications and their surgical treatment. In this case report, we demonstrated the success of vitreoretinal surgery combined with antibiotic therapy on the posterior segment complications of ocular toxoplasmosis.

COVID-19 , Chorioretinitis , Retinal Detachment , Retinal Perforations , Toxoplasma , Toxoplasmosis, Ocular , COVID-19/complications , Chorioretinitis/complications , Chorioretinitis/diagnosis , Humans , Inflammation/complications , Retinal Detachment/diagnosis , Retinal Detachment/etiology , Retinal Detachment/surgery , Retinal Perforations/diagnosis , Retinal Perforations/etiology , Retinal Perforations/surgery , Tomography, Optical Coherence/adverse effects , Toxoplasmosis, Ocular/complications , Toxoplasmosis, Ocular/diagnosis , Vitrectomy/methods
researchsquare; 2021.


Purpose: COVID-19 pandemic makes outdoors rehabilitation a potential hazard. Patient education to perform simple home-based exercises seems to be an interesting and sometimes a mandatory option. This study provides a comparison between the conventional and home-based virtual rehabilitation after surgical repair of medial meniscus root tears. Methods: : All patients who underwent MPRT repair with a modified trans-tibial pull-out technique from March 2019 to March 2021 were evaluated. Those who underwent surgery after December 2019 were trained to perform self-rehabilitation. The rest had undergone outdoors specialized rehabilitation according to a unified protocol and these were used as a historical control group. All patients were followed up for a minimum of 2 year after surgery. Final Lysholm scores were utilized to compare functional outcomes. Results: : Forty-three consecutive patients with medial meniscal root tears were studied. Thirty-nine (90.7%) were women and 4 (9.3%) were men. The mean age of participants was 53.2 ±8.1 years. The total Lysholm knee score, and all its items were significantly improved in both groups at a two-year follow-up (p<0.05), except the “Using cane or crutches” item (p=0.065). Nevertheless, the final Lysholm knee score improvement was higher in patients who performed outdoors specialized rehabilitation and in patients with shorter time-to-surgery. Conclusion: Regardless of age and gender, home-based rehabilitation after meniscal root repair with the modified trans-tibial pull-out technique improved the patients’ function at a two-year follow-up. Nonetheless, this effect was still significantly lower than that of the outdoors specialized rehabilitation. Future work is required to clarify basic protocols for home-based tele-rehabilitation programs and determine clinical, radiological and functional results. Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic, historically controlled study

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