Study finds, Pars Plana Vitrectomy with Internal Limiting Me
A Study was conducted to report the outcomes in subjects undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for the management of treatment-naive diabetic macular edema (DME).

10 treatment-naive subjects with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy prospectively underwent PPV with ILM peeling for the treatment of DME at a single university-affiliated institution. The preoperative features, intraoperative details and postoperative outcomes were collected and analyzed.

--All 10 subjects underwent PPV with ILM peeling without significant intraoperative or postoperative complications at 6 months follow-up.

--Visual acuity improved from a baseline of 0.74 to 0.46 at 6 months follow-up.

--Optical coherence tomography central macular thickness reduced from a baseline of 456 microns to 316.8 microns at 6 months follow-up.

In conclusion, this pilot study demonstrates that PPV with ILM peeling can be a viable therapy option in non-proliferating diabetic retinopathy patients for the treatment of naive DME.