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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 501-503

An unusual complication of blunt ocular trauma: A horseshoe-shaped macular tear with spontaneous closure

Department of Ophthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical School, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

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Tarkan Mumcuoglu
Department of Ophthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical School, Etlik, 06018, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.121138

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A case of horseshoe-shaped macular tear after blunt trauma with the course of the tear and the relevant findings obtained by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is described. A 21-year-old man who had suffered blunt trauma 5 days previously visited our clinic complaining of vision loss in his left eye. Ophthalmic examination and SD-OCT images revealed a horseshoe-shaped macular tear. A month later at the second visit, the macular tear was found to have spontaneously closed. There have been many cases reported previously of the spontaneous closure of traumatic macular holes. A horseshoe-shaped macular tear is an atypical clinical presentation. However, the mechanism of spontaneous closure is hypothetically as same as that for a macular hole. High-resolution images and three-dimensional maps taken with SD-OCT can provide more details on macular diseases and are more useful than time-domain OCT images.

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