BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate the clinical significance of preoperative spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) features and their association with postoperative outcomes in eyes with primary macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
This is a retrospective case series of all consecutive cases undergoing repair of primary macula-off RRD at two tertiary care academic centers between January 2018 to January 2021.
Among 406 eyes, baseline visual acuity (β = 0.184,
P= .001) and time to surgery (β = 0.009, P= .033) were predictive of postoperative visual acuity at 1-year follow-up after adjusting for age, sex and lens status, as well as presence of preoperative features on OCT such as outer retinal corrugations and height of the retinal detachment. CONCLUSION:
Baseline visual acuity and time to surgical repair are the best predictors of vision outcomes following macula-off RRD repair.
[ Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2021;52:S23–S29.]