Bilaterale pigmentierte epi- und subretinale membran

Translated title of the contribution: Bilateral pigmented epi- and submacular membrane

Philipp Steven*, M. Klinger, H. Hoerauf

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Purpose: The aim of this communcation is to report a case of epiretinal membrane removal with intra-operative unexpected subretinal extension of the membrane. Methods: This is an observational case report. An 83-year-old female patient with bilateral pigmented secondary macular pucker after laser coagulation for diabetic retinopathy underwent vitrectomy with membrane peeling and membrane excision. The specimen was studied by means of light and electron microscopy. Results: The pigmented membrane extended through the retina forming an epiretinal and an intraretinal portion. Electron microscopy revealed connective tissue, capillaries and two different cell types that were retinal pigment epithelium-like and fibroblast-like. Conclusion: Misinterpreted parafoveal telangiectasis and focal lasercoagulation is the likely cause for our findings.

Translated title of the contributionBilateral pigmented epi- and submacular membrane
Original languageGerman
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 03.2008


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