Journal article

The Visual Outcomes of Macular Hole Surgery: A Registry-Based Study by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists

Rohan W Essex, Alex P Hunyor, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, John TO Yek, Zabrina S Kingston, William G Campbell, Paul P Connell, Ian L McAllister



PURPOSE: To present the visual and safety outcomes of surgery for primary idiopathic macular holes including predictors of visual acuity and the impact of combined phacovitrectomy surgery. DESIGN: Registry-style, prospective, nonrandomized, observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with idiopathic macular holes undergoing primary surgery. METHODS: Surgeons were invited to submit clinical details of all macular hole cases receiving surgery. Baseline demographic and clinical information, and details of surgical intervention were collected. Primary follow-up data were collected at 3 months postoperatively or before revision surgery, and surgeons were also asked to submit data at 12 and..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported in part by a grant from the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, 2012. The funding organization had no role in the design or conduct of this research.