Internal limiting membrane peeling versus no peeling for idiopathic full-thickness macular hole: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

@article{Lois2011InternalLM,
  title={Internal limiting membrane peeling versus no peeling for idiopathic full-thickness macular hole: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Noemi Lois and Jennifer Burr and John D T Norrie and Luke Vale and Jonathan Alistair Cook and Alison McDonald and Charles Boachie and Laura Ternent and Gladys Mcpherson},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={1586-92}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling is effective and cost effective compared with no peeling in patients with idiopathic stage 2 or 3 full-thickness maculay hole (FTMH). METHODS This was a pragmatic multicenter randomized controlled trial. Eligible participants from nine centers were randomized to ILM peeling or no peeling (1:1 ratio) in addition to phacovitrectomy, including detachment and removal of the posterior hyaloid and gas tamponade. The primary… CONTINUE READING