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Multiple components of epiretinal tissues detected by triamcinolone and indocyanine green in macular hole and retinal detachment as a result of high myopia

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
0002-9394
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
138
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2004.06.078
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Purpose To examine three layers of membranes detected by triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and indocyanine green (ICG) during surgery for macular hole and retinal detachment (MHRD) as a result of high myopia. Design Histologic study. Methods We excised three layers of membranes visualized with TA and ICG that were tightly adhering to the retinal surface during vitrectomy and examined them by transmission electron microscopy. Results The first membrane was made of acellular collagen fibers, suggestive of vitreous, and the second was comprised of parts of fibroblast-like cells and collagen fibrils, suggesting a proliferative epiretinal membrane. The third membrane was an internal limiting membrane. Conclusions Multiple components of epiretinal tissue could be delaminated with the assistance of TA and ICG during surgery for myopic MHRD.

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