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Extent and Location of Intraretinal and Subretinal Fluid as Prognostic Factors for the Outcome of Patients with Optic Pit Maculopathy

Lookup NU author(s): Professor David SteelORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd., 2016.

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Purpose:To determine if baseline fundoscopic and optical coherence tomography (OCT) features influence the clinical course of optic disk pit maculopathy.Methods:A multicenter retrospective case note review was undertaken, using standardized OCT and clinical data collection. Visual success was defined as at least a two-line visual acuity improvement, anatomical success as full resolution of OCT foveal fluid with restoration of the normal foveal contour, and partial anatomical success as incomplete resolution of the OCT foveal fluid. Outcomes were compared with a synthesis of the literature, using similar eligibility criteria.Results:Of 36 patients (36 eyes), 2 spontaneously improved and 34 underwent surgery. Visual success was achieved in 64% of surgical cases, anatomical success in 36%, and partial anatomical success in 47%. Cases with multilayer intraretinal and subretinal fluid were less likely to have visual success (P = 0.003). Cases where the fluid did not extend to the macular arcade vessels also had better visual and anatomical outcomes (P = 0.004 and 0.005, respectively).Conclusion:Fundoscopic and OCT features can help predict surgical outcome in optic disk pit maculopathy.

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Author(s): Steel DHW, Williamson TH, Laidlaw DAH, Sharma P, Matthews C, Rees J, Petrou P, Charteris DG, Charles SJ, Patel CK, Crama N, Herbert E, Jackson TL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Retina - The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases

Year: 2016

Volume: 36

Issue: 1

Pages: 110-118

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 11/09/2017

ISSN (print): 0275-004X

ISSN (electronic): 1539-2864

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd.


DOI: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000658


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