Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jun;123(6):837-9.

Spontaneous disappearance of traumatic macular holes in young patients.

Author information

1
Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Medical School. skusaka@umich.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the disappearance of traumatic macular hole in three eyes of three patients.

METHODS:

Clinical data of the patients were reviewed.

RESULTS:

The three patients were relatively young, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old. In one eye of each patient, a small traumatic macular hole was observed at the first visit. Visual acuities ranged from 20/100 to 20/40. The macular holes resolved spontaneously 3 to 4 months after the trauma, and final visual acuity improved to 20/20 in all patients.

CONCLUSION:

Small traumatic macular holes in young patients can resolve spontaneously, and this can be associated with good visual recovery.

PMID:
9535631
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71136-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center