Third time spontaneous closure of myopic macular hole

Shani Golan*, Adiel Barak

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the spontaneous closure of a myopic macular hole occurring three times. Methods: A 75-year-old high myopic woman presented with decreased visual acuity and a deep small full-thickness macular hole in the left eye. The hole spontaneously resolved within 2 months. One year later, the patient returned with decreased visual acuity and severe metamorphopsia. A full-thickness macular hole was observed again. The hole spontaneously resolved 1 month later. Six months later, the patient presented again with decreased visual acuity and macular hole, the hole spontaneously resolved within 2 months. Optical coherence tomography was obtained during all visits. Results: Initial optical coherence tomography revealed a small macular hole with bridging elements. At subsequent visits, optical coherence tomography showed resolution and recurrence of the hole twice. Conclusion: Dynamic interaction between tensile and degenerative forces, and proliferative and reparative glial elements, may lead to hole remodeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Macular hole
  • Myopia
  • Optical coherence tomography

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