Morphological and functional outcome after brilliant blue g-assisted macular hole surgery

Julia Lüke, Inger Lüdeke, Alina Acksteiner, Khaled Nassar, Hans Hoerauf, Salvatore Grisanti, Matthias Lüke

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Purpose of the Study: To investigate the outcome of brilliant blue G (BBG)-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling in macular hole surgery after a follow-up of 6 months. Procedures: In this retrospective study 20 eyes have been treated with BBG-assisted macular hole surgery. After a follow-up of 6 months, the functional and anatomical outcomes have been analyzed. Results: The mean preoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.7 logMAR units (mean ± SD 0.66 ± 0.27). After 3 months, the mean BCVA increased not significantly to 0.4 (0.54 ± 0.30), but a significant improvement to 0.2 logMAR units (0.28 ± 0.23) could be detected after 6 months compared to baseline (p < 0.01). Primary macular hole closure after a single surgery was found in 17 of 20 eyes. Conclusion and Message: BBG exhibits sufficient staining qualities and safety profile leading to a significant functional improvement after successful macular hole surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 08.2013

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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