07 May Importance of the Inner Limiting Membrane in Adults
On March 20, 2021, Dr. Sebag, Dr. Gui of the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina and colleagues at the Doheny Eye Institute at UCLA and the Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology published a letter to the editor in the Journal Experimental Eye Research entitled “Importance of the inner limiting membrane in adults” [link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33864782/]. The purpose of the correspondence is to remind or educate readers that the authors disagree with the statement that the “ILM appears dispensable in adulthood” in the original article by Zhang et al. [link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33753089/].
The authors believe that the information in the letter is important to the reader because ILM peeling is a common procedure in vitreoretinal surgery and the published comment by Zhang et al. could be easily mis-interpreted. This correspondence will be important to surgeons and scholars to caution against over-peeling of the ILM given its function in protecting the inner retina.
Read the letter to the editor here: