Conversion and spontaneous reversion of lamellar hole from full-thickness macular hole

Michael Ellis, Glenn Yiu

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Abstract

Purpose:To report the conversion and spontaneous reversion of a lamellar hole from full-thickness macular hole after vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment repair.Methods:Case report of a patient with a preexisting lamellar hole who underwent retinal detachment repair.Results:A patient with a history of a lamellar hole developed a fovea-sparing retinal detachment that was repaired by vitrectomy surgery with gas tamponade. Two months after the surgery, he developed a full-thickness macular hole that spontaneously reverted back to a lamellar hole configuration over several months.Conclusion:Although spontaneous closure of full-thickness macular hole after retinal detachment repair has been reported, the conversion and spontaneous reversion of a lamellar hole from full-thickness macular hole after vitrectomy provide insight into the tractional forces involved in the pathophysiology of lamellar and full-thickness macular holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • lamellar hole
  • macular hole
  • retina detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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