Clinical Significance of Macula-Off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Preoperative Features on Optical Coherence Tomography Journal Articles uri icon

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  • 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. RESULTS: 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.]


  • Felfeli, Tina
  • Murtaza, Fahmeeda
  • Abueh, Barilee
  • Mandelcorn, Mark S
  • Wong, David
  • Mandelcorn, Efrem D

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  • July 2021