1. Development of a full thickness macular hole after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a sequential study via optical coherence tomography

    Development of a full thickness macular hole after vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a sequential study via optical coherence tomography

    Background To demonstrate a full thickness macular hole (MH) development after vitrectomy (VT) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and to investigate the possible disease mechanism with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Case presentation A 47-year-old female underwent 23G vitrectomy surgery to repair the macula-detached RRD successfully. However, intraretinal cysts initially developed two months after surgery. Cysts gradually increased in number and size, and cystoid macular edema was noted at the 5th month. Thereafter, inner retina dehiscence and a lamellar macular hole developed. The lamellar hole further dehisced and progressed into a full-thickness MH at the 10th month. The patient then received ...

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