Table 5—

Published reports of vitrectomy for diffuse macular edema

Study (ref. no.)EyesVitreous findingsPrevious focal photocoagulationResolution of edema>2 lines of Snellen acuity increase
Lewis et al. (127)10Thickened hyaloid90%80%60%
Van Effenterre et al. (133)22Thickened hyaloid64%45%86%
Harbour et al. (128)7Thickened hyaloid57%57%57%
Tachi and Ogino (130)58Attached hyaloid19%98%53%
Pendergrast et al. (134)55Attached and taut hyaloid85%82%49%