Improvement in macular function after retinal translocation surgery in a patient with age-related macular degeneration

Michael J. Potter, Tom S. Chang, Ann S. Lee, Sushma Rai

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess focal electroretinographic findings before and after retinal translocation surgery in a patient with age-related macular degeneration. METHOD: Case report. A 79-year-old man with a well-defined subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane from age-related macular degeneration underwent preoperative and postoperative focal electroretinography. RESULTS: After retinal translocation surgery, best-corrected Snellen visual acuity improved from 9/200 to 20/60. A significant increase in mean foveal amplitude, from 0.08 μV to 0.16 μV (P = 0.008) was recorded. CONCLUSION: Age-related macular degenerative changes in visual acuity and foveal electroretinogram amplitude may be reversible after retinal translocation surgery. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-549
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume129
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2000

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  • Ophthalmology

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