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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) for idiopathic macular holes and macular pucker

  • Guido Ripandelli
  • C. Scassa
  • A. Coppè
  • M. Sciamanna


Purpose: The authors report their experience, starting from 1997 up to today, in the utilization of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technique for the diagnosis and the morphological evaluation of macular pucker (MP) and idiopathic full-thickness macular holes (MH).

Materials and Methods: Different cases and studies based on OCT examination for the clinical diagnosis of idiopathic MP and MH are briefly reported.

Results: Optical coherence tomography examination may visualize the different morphological aspects of MP and MH and may detect their changements with time.

Conclusions: Optical coherence tomography is a high resolution, non-invasive diagnostic technique that permits a detailed evaluation of various macular pathologies. This examination frequently helps to select the cases that are more likely to benefit from surgery.


Optical Coherence Tomography Macular Edema Macular Hole Diabetic Macular Edema Epiretinal Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Ripandelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Scassa
    • 1
  • A. Coppè
    • 1
  • M. Sciamanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione G.B. Bietti per lo Studio e la Ricerca in OftalmologiaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Policlinico Universitario “Campus Bio-Medico” di RomaRomeItaly

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