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Table 1 Schedule of assessments

From: PIMS (Positioning In Macular hole Surgery) trial – a multicentre interventional comparative randomised controlled clinical trial comparing face-down positioning, with an inactive face-forward position on the outcome of surgery for large macular holes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Assessment Preoperative Surgery 3 months postoperative
Age x   
Sex x   
Ethnicity x   
Laterality x   
Duration of symptoms x   
BCVA x   x
Lens status: phakic/pseudophakic x   x
Informed consent x   
Surgery   x  
Randomisation   x  
Macular hole diameter on OCT x   
Macular hole status (closed; open flat; open elevated)    x
QoL VFQ-25 questionnaire x   x
Subject-reported experience of positioning    x
If primary repair of macular hole failed, was second operation performed/planned    x
  1. BCVA best-corrected visual acuity, OCT optical coherence tomography, QoL quality of life, VFQ-25 Visual Functional Questionnaire