10 May Dr. Sebag Pens Invited Editorial Reaffirming Safety and Efficacy of Vitrectomy for Floaters
Floaters arise from the vitreous body, the gel that fills the center of the eye. A recent study (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oret.2020.07.015) examined data from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to analyze re-operations following vitrectomy (surgery to remove vitreous from the center of the eye) for Vision Degrading Myodesopsia (clinically significant vitreous floaters).
The rate of return to the O.R. was 12.4% for cataract surgery, and only 2.6% for retinal detachment. As pointed out in an accompanying editorial (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oret.2020.08.013) by Dr. Sebag, this confirms findings of previous studies of the short- and long-term safety of vitrectomy for Vision Degrading Myodesopsia (https://doi:10.1016/j.oret.2018.03.011). Those studies also demonstrated efficacy in normalizing vision in 139 consecutive cases; improvement has been sustained for more than 4 years and counting.
Read the full editorial here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468653020303456?via%3Dihub