Spontaneous anatomical and visual improvement in myopic macular retinoschisis

Jonathan S. Chang, Kirk H. Packo, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

Myopic macular retinoschisis is a source of visual impairment in patients with high myopia. Many patients present with progressive visual loss or increasing distortion. Some eyes progress to macular hole or foveal retinal detachment, causing further vision loss. The mechanisms for development of myopic macular retinoschisis have been postulated to be from tractional forces exerted on the inner retina, either anteriorly from a shortened internal limiting membrane and the retinal vessels or posteriorly from staphylomatous changes. Surgical intervention is often indicated for patients with declining visual function. The authors report a case of myopic macular retinoschisis that spontaneously improved without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-501
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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