Ocular Hypotension and Epiretinal Membrane as Risk Factors f
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Postsurgical hypotension at 1 week and the presence of an epiretinal membrane were significant risk factors for the deterioration of postsurgical visual acuity at 3 months and 12 months, respectively. A Study was conducted to assess the effects of an epiretinal membrane and postsurgical hypotension less than 6 mmHg at 1 week on postsurgical visual acuity (VA) loss.

A total of 69 patients (69 eyes) who underwent trabeculectomy with adjunctive mitomycin C were enrolled, and 14 parameters that could be associated with the deterioration of VA at 3 months and 12 months were studied.

Results:
--There was a significant association between VA loss at 3 months and postsurgical intraocular pressure at 1 week and hypotony maculopathy.

--However, this association was lost at 12 months. Instead of post-surgical hypotension, the presence of an epiretinal membrane was significantly associated with VA loss at 12 months.

Finally, 1 week after surgery, postsurgical hypotension was associated with mid-term, though not long-term, postsurgical VA loss. The presence of an epiretinal membrane was a major risk factor for VA loss at 12 months, even though it was not a risk factor for mid-term acuity loss.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Abstract/9000/Ocular_Hypotension_and_Epiretinal_Membrane_as_Risk.97615.aspx
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