Ozdemir and co-workers aimed to compare the anatomical and visual outcomes of idiopathic epiretinal membrane peeling surgery, with and without foveal herniation. This retrospective, comparative, two-center study included patients exhibiting an idiopathic epiretinal membrane with and without foveal herniation (epiretinal membrane + foveal herniation group and epiretinal-membrane-only group, respectively). They enrolled 16 patients per study group.
The baseline best-corrected visual acuity and central foveal thickness were not significantly different between the two groups. The best-corrected visual acuity and central foveal thickness changes were not significantly different between the groups at the final visit. Ozdemir and co-workers concluded that, foveal herniation occurrence did notaffect the final surgical outcomes in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane.
Ozdemir H, Karacorlu M; Elbay E; Kirik F. Effect of foveal herniation on surgical outcomes in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. 2019;82:1-6.