Posterior pole retinal detachment due to a macular hole in a patient with a Boston Keratoprosthesis

Daniel Gologorsky, Basil K. Williams, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

Purpose To describe the clinical course of a patient with a Boston Keratoprosthesis type I who developed a localized posterior pole retinal detachment secondary to a macular hole. Observations A 73-year-old patient with a Boston Keratoprosthesis developed a localized posterior pole retinal detachment secondary to a macular hole. The retinal detachment was repaired with a 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy, membrane peel, fluid-air exchange and 18% C3F8. Retinal reattachment was achieved but the macular hole remained open. Conclusions and importance A posterior pole retinal detachment secondary to a macular hole can be repaired using standard techniques despite the limited view through a Boston Keratoprosthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Keratoprosthesis with macular hole
  • Keratoprosthesis with retinal detachment
  • Posterior pole detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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