Management of Optic Disk Pit-associated Macular Detachment with Human Amniotic Membrane Patch

Stanislao Rizzo, Tomaso Caporossi, Bianca Pacini, Lorenzo De Angelis, Maria Luce De Vitto, Fabrizio Gainsanti

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a new surgical technique involving a human amniotic membrane patch (hAM) to solve a serous macular detachment associated with optic nerve head pit.METHODS: Three eyes of three patients affected by macular detachment associated with optic nerve head pit were enrolled. A 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy were performed. hAM patch was implanted inside the optic nerve pit; air was used as endotamponade. The patients were instructed to maintain face-down position for the first days after surgery.RESULTS: The subretinal fluid gradually resolved during 6 months of follow-up, and visual acuity improved to 20/25 at the sixth month after surgery. We did not observe a recurrence of subretinal fluid during the 6 months of follow-up. No postoperative complications were reported during the follow-up.CONCLUSION: Implant of the hAM may be effective to repair optic disk pit maculopathy. All the cases were successful with encouraging visual acuity recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalRetina
VolumePublish Ahead of Print
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • human amniotic membrane
  • optic disk pit
  • serous macular detachment
  • vitrectomy

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