|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Controversy in Macular Hole Surgery: Internal Limiting Membrane Maculorhexis with or without Indocyanin Green? Are there any Differences in the Anatomical or Functional Outcome?
Schrader W. F., Janzen F.
Purpose: Since macular hole surgery was first described by Kelly and Wendell in 1991, various techniques have been proposed. According to a metaanalysis by Kuhn and Mester  the best anatomic and functional results results are achieved with ILM peeling. Indocyanine green (ICG) has been used as a dye to facilitate the removal of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) in macular hole surgery, but is now suspected for causing toxic effects on the retinal function. We compared our functional and anatomical results of macular hole surgery with internal limiting membrane maculorhexis with and without ICG.