Ocriplasmin for foveal schisis in x-linked retinoschisis

Amar Patel, Lawrence S Morse

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Purpose: To report a case of foveal schisis in X-linked retinoschisis treated with ocriplasmin. Methods: Case report. Results: A 27-year-old man with X-linked retinoschisis was treated with a single intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin. After injection, a posterior vitreous detachment was induced and the macular schisis cavity resolved at 1 week. Central macular thickness on optical coherence tomography decreased from 731 mm to 185 mm, visual acuity remained unchanged, and there were no adverse events. However, the macular schisis cavity recurred at 1 month. Conclusion: This is the first reported case of using ocriplasmin to treat foveal schisis in X-linked retinoschisis. Although vitreomacular traction was relieved, the schisis cavity recurred shortly after initial closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 6 2015


  • ocriplasmin
  • X-linked retinoschisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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