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Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Jul;136(1):187-8.

Spontaneous closure of stage 2 macular hole observed with optical coherence tomography.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the clinical course and images of optical coherence tomography of an eye with a stage 2 macular hole which closed spontaneously.

DESIGN:

Observational case report.

METHODS:

Serial optical coherence tomographic images were obtained.

RESULTS:

A 67-year-old woman received a diagnosis of stage 2 idiopathic macular hole in her right eye. The diagnosis was made with a tomographic image of a full-thickness dehiscence of the neurosensory retina at the fovea. The posterior hyaloid membrane was adhering to the edge of the dehiscence. Four weeks later, the closure of the macular hole was ascertained with optical coherence tomography. The posterior hyaloid membrane was fully separated from the fovea.

CONCLUSION:

A stage 2 macular hole may close spontaneously with the separation of the hyaloid membrane.

PMID:
12834692
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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