RAPID MACULAR HOLE FORMATION, SPONTANEOUS CLOSURE, and REOPENING after PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY for MACULA-SPARING RETINAL DETACHMENT

Jayanth Sridhar, Justin Townsend, Aleksandra V. Rachitskaya

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Abstract

Background/Purpose:To report a single case of macular hole (MH) opening, spontaneous closure, and reopening in the 3-month period after pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).Methods:Case report.Results:A 59-year-old man with a macula-sparing RRD underwent uncomplicated pars plana vitrectomy with gas tamponade. The patient developed a FTMH 2 months postoperatively. The hole was noted to spontaneously close 3 months postoperatively, but then reopened 4 months postoperatively and required repeat pars plana vitrectomy and inner limiting membrane peel for definitive closure. The rapidity with which the MH developed after pars plana vitrectomy for macula-sparing RRD and its dynamic behavior have not been previously reported.Conclusion:Full-thickness macular holes may rarely develop rapidly, spontaneous close, and reopen after pars plana vitrectomy for RRD, even in macula-sparing cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • full-thickness macular hole
  • pars plana vitrectomy
  • reopening
  • retinal detachment
  • spontaneous closure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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