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Vitrectomy for Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy

This study has been completed.
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Kyorin University Identifier:
First received: April 21, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of vitrectomy, without gas tamponade or laser photocoagulation to the margin of the optic nerve, for the treatment of macular detachment associated with optic disc pits and to characterize retinal manifestations during treatment of optic pit maculopathy using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Vitrectomy with induction of a PVD at the optic disc without gas tamponade or laser photocoagulation appears to be an effective method of managing macular detachment due to optic disc pits. OCT scanning pre- and postoperatively suggests that peripapillary vitreous traction with the passage of fluid into the retina through the pit is the cause of the schisis-like separation seen in optic disc pit maculopathy.

Condition Intervention
Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy Procedure: vitrectomy without laser or gas tamponade

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vitrectomy Without Laser or Gas Tamponade for Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy

Further study details as provided by Kyorin University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • anatomical result [ Time Frame: one year ]
    resolution of retinal detachment or retinoschisis

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • visual acuity [ Time Frame: one year ]
    preoperative and postoperative visual acuity

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
optic disc pit maculopathy Procedure: vitrectomy without laser or gas tamponade
vitrectomy without laser or gas tamponade


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • eyes with optic disc pit maculopathy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • eyes without macular elevation associated with optic disc pit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01340703

Kyroin University Eye Center
Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, 181-8611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyorin University
Principal Investigator: Akito Hirakata, MD Kyroin University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Akito Hirakata, Kyorin University Identifier: NCT01340703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KyorinEye005
Study First Received: April 21, 2011
Last Updated: April 21, 2011

Keywords provided by Kyorin University:
optic disc pit
retinal detachment
posterior vitreous detachment processed this record on June 22, 2017