Persistent outer retinal defect after successful macular hole repair

Andrew A. Moshfeghi, Harry W. Flynn, Susan G. Elner, Carmen A. Puliafito, J. Donald M. Gass

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Abstract

To report two cases of a persistent outer retinal defect evident by optical coherence tomography (OCT) after clinically successful macular hole surgery. Retrospective case series. A retrospective case series of two patients who had a persistent outer retinal defect by OCT and excellent visual acuity after clinically successful macular hole surgery. Two patients with stage 2 macular holes and preoperative visual acuity of 20/70 and 20/60, respectively, underwent macular hole surgery. Although the macular holes were closed on clinical evaluation, a persistent outer retinal defect was identified by OCT in both patients. At 5 to 6 months postoperatively, the outer retinal defect became less prominent and the visual acuity remained at 20/20 in both patients. An outer retinal defect by OCT may occur in the early postoperative period after macular hole surgery. Despite this defect, good visual acuity is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-184
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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