Successful closure of full-thickness macular holes secondary to macular vitelliform lesions

Justin C. Galvin, Brian E. Chua, Adrian T. Fung*

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Abstract

Purpose:To describe the first reported cases of full-thickness macular holes secondary to vitelliform lesions that were successfully closed with vitrectomy surgery and gas tamponade.Methods:Two female patients developed visual loss secondary to bilateral vitelliform lesions and associated full-thickness macular holes. The patients underwent 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling, and 26% sulfur hexafluoride gas, followed by 3 days of face-down positioning.Results:In both patients, the macular holes remain closed 3 and 25 months postoperatively.Conclusion:Vitrectomy surgery with gas tamponade may successfully close full-thickness macular holes secondary to macular vitelliform lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy
  • gas tamponade
  • macular dystrophies
  • macular hole
  • vitelliform lesion
  • vitrectomy

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