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ISRN Ophthalmology
Volume 2013, Article ID 426867, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Preoperative and Postoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Patients with Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Involving the Macular Region

1Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital, 1129 Nagaoka, Izunokuni, Shizuoka 410-2295, Japan
2Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan

Received 9 July 2013; Accepted 4 August 2013

Academic Editors: H. Ahmadieh, M. Baskaran, P. Gouras, and Y. Totan

Copyright © 2013 Asaki Matsui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To evaluate morphologic changes of the macula, we observed eyes with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) involving the macular region by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Subjects and Methods. We studied 26 eyes with RRD before and after surgery, assessing visual acuity, the height of retinal detachment at the fovea (HRD), and morphologic changes of the macular region. The interval between the onset and surgery was also determined. We examined the external limiting membrane (ELM) after surgery and the continuity of the inner segment-outer segment junction (IS/OS junction) of the photoreceptor layer. Results. Impairment of visual acuity was observed when HRD was over 1,000 μm, when there was outer nuclear layer edema before surgery, and when there was IS/OS junction disruption 3 months after surgery. However, 67% of eyes with a continuous ELM and IS/OS junction disruption 3 months after surgery eventually showed restoration of the continuity of IS/OS junction at 6 months. Conclusions. Impairment of visual acuity was observed in eyes with HRD μm, preoperative outer nuclear layer edema, and IS/OS junction disruption 3 months postoperatively. It is suggested that continuity of ELM might affect restoration of IS/OS junction after surgery for retinal detachment.