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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 791-793

Macular hole formation and spontaneous closure after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment documented by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography: Case report and literature review


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Incheon Medical Center, Incheon; Department of Ophthalmology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju City, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul; Department of Ophthalmology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sung Pyo Park
Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Gil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 134-701
Republic of Korea
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.171514

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This case report describes macular hole (MH) formation and spontaneous closure after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair. A 58-year-old man referred with a macula-off superior RRD, in whom vitrectomy was performed. MH with vitreomacular traction (VMT) caused by the posterior vitreous cortex remnants developed 2 weeks after vitrectomy. Four weeks postoperatively, optical coherence tomography revealed resolution of the VMT and spontaneous closure of MH without providing any treatment. This is the first report of an MH formation and spontaneous closure after vitrectomy for RRD. This suggests that the VMT mediated by the posterior vitreous cortex remnants has an important role in the development of secondary MH.


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