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Prevention of visual field defects after macular hole surgery
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      • Gregg T. Kokame

    Editor,
    The paper by Cullinane and Cleary presents an excellent prospective study of peripheral visual field loss in patients undergoing macular hole surgery. The authors compared vitrectomy with complete posterior cortical vitreous peeling to limited vitrectomy with removal of cortical vitreous off the macula, but not off the optic nerve head or the peripheral retina. The authors showed a statistically...

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    Prevention of visual field defects after macular hole surgery
    • , Ophthalmologist
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      • Y W Lee, A K H Kwok, D S C Lam

    Editor,
    We read with interest the article by Culliance and Cleary on the method of prevention of visual field defects after macular hole surgery. In their series, one group of 82 eyes received conventional pars plana vitrectomy surgery with mechanical induction of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) around the optic disc followed by complete posterior cortical vitreous removal. Twenty-two percent of these...

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