Study Evaluates Use of Whole Blood Followed by Brilliant Blue Versus Conventional Brilliant Blue for Staining of ILM in Macular Hole Surgery
August 24, 2016
To compare the structural and functional outcome of use of autologous heparinized whole blood before staining internal limiting membrane with brilliant blue (BB) versus conventional BB–assisted macular hole surgery, sixty eyes of 60 patients were randomly divided equally in Group A (BB staining using whole blood) and Group B (conventional BB staining). Clinical assessment and spectral domain optical coherence tomography was done at baseline and 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 16 weeks, and 6 months postoperatively.
The study found that use of whole blood before staining internal limiting membrane with BB causes earlier and better visual rehabilitation postoperatively.
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