Pneumatic Retinopexy: Two-year Follow-up Study of the Multicenter Clinical Trial Comparing Pneumatic Retinopexy with Scleral Buckling

Paul E. Tornambe, George F. Hilton, Daniel A. Brinton, Timothy P. Flood, Stuart Green, W. Sanderson Grizzard, Mark E. Hammer, Steven R. Leff, Leo Masciulli, Craig M. Morgan, David H. Orth, Kirk H. Packo, Lon S. Poliner, Douglas L. Taren, James S. Tiedeman, David L. Yarian

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Abstract

The authors report 2-year follow-up information on 179 of 198 eyes (90%) enrolled in a previously published multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing pneumatic retinopexy (PR) with sclera) buckling (SB) fpr the management of selected retinal detachments. Scleral buckling was compared with PR with regard to redetachment after the initial 6-month follow-up period (1% versus 1%), overall attachment (98% versus 99%), subsequent cataract surgery (18% versus 4%; P < 0.05), preoperative visual acuity (no significant difference), and final visual acuity of 20/50 or better in eyes with macular detachment for a period of 14 days or less (67% versus 89%; P ≤ 0.05). Reoperations after a failed PR attempt did not adversely affect visual outcome. After 2 years, PR continues to compare favorably with SB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1123
Number of pages9
JournalOphthalmology
Volume98
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Tornambe, P. E., Hilton, G. F., Brinton, D. A., Flood, T. P., Green, S., Grizzard, W. S., Hammer, M. E., Leff, S. R., Masciulli, L., Morgan, C. M., Orth, D. H., Packo, K. H., Poliner, L. S., Taren, D. L., Tiedeman, J. S., & Yarian, D. L. (1991). Pneumatic Retinopexy: Two-year Follow-up Study of the Multicenter Clinical Trial Comparing Pneumatic Retinopexy with Scleral Buckling. Ophthalmology, 98(7), 1115-1123. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(91)32168-7