Journal Article Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Defect and Paracentral Scotoma after Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling with a Nitinol Loop

Matoba, Ryo  ,  Morizane, Yuki  ,  Kimura, Shuhei  ,  Toshima, Shinji  ,  Shiraga, Fumio

71 ( 6 )  , pp.539 - 542 , 2017-12 , Okayama University Medical School
Internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling is an important maneuver in vitrectomy for macular holes (MHs). A nitinol loop is a surgical instrument designed to create an edge on the ILM and peel the ILM safely and consistently. The effect of using a nitinol loop for ILM peeling on the retina is not clear. We report here on a case of an idiopathic full-thickness MH in an adult woman, in whom retinal damage was revealed after her ILM was peeled using a nitinol loop.

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