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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: 25 vs. 27-gauge micro-incision vitrectomy surgery for visually significant macular membranes and full-thickness macular holes: a retrospective study

Inclusion Exclusion
Visually significant Epiretinal Membrane or Macular Hole Ocular trauma in study eye
Pre-operative OCT of the operative eye History of amblyopia in study eye
Post-operative OCT of the operative eye History of complicated cataract surgery in study eye
Pseudophakic or phakic patients History of PPV in study eye
Any surgical technique for ILM removal (forceps, loops, peel technique) History of vitreous hemorrhage in study eye
ILM stain with Brilliant Blue G or Indocyanine Green History of ocular diseases (i.e. retinal vascular occlusion, high myopia, glaucoma, neoplastic, or chronic inflammatory disorders)
Both eyes of a patient can be enrolled in study Patients with systemic diseases (i.e. uncontrolled HTN or DM) with ocular evidence of complications (Diabetic Macular Edema, Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, Microaneurysms, Dot Blot Hemorrhages, Exudates, Cotton Wool Spots)
Macular membrane peeling with contact lens with direct visualization History of cataract surgery in study eye within 3 months to pre-operative assessment
  History of YAG capsulotomy in study eye within 1 month of preoperative assessment
  1. DM diabetes mellitus, HTN hypertension, ILM internal limiting membrane, OCT optical coherence tomography, PPV pars plana vitrectomy, YAG Yttrium–Aluminum Garnet