Epiretinal membrane and cystoid macular edema after retinal detachment repair with small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy

Tanuj Banker, Gayatri S. Reilly, Sanjai Jalaj, Eric D. Weichel

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Purpose: To evaluate the incidence rates of cystoid macular edema (CME) and epiretinal membrane (ERM) formation after uncomplicated primary 23-G and 25-G retinal detachment (RD) repair and to identify risk factors associated with postoperative CME and ERM formation. Methods: This was a consecutive interventional case series of 587 eyes that underwent one RD repair with 23-G or 25-G pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with scleral buckling. Epiretinal membrane and CME were confirmed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography (FA). Results: A total of 587 eyes with a mean follow-up of 404 days had incidence rates of 35.1% for ERM and 15.2% for CME. The incidence of ERM after combined PPV and scleral buckling (48.4%) (n = 61) was greater (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA19
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Retinal detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)

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