J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1991 Feb;32(2):214-218.

Spontaneous Disappearance of A Traumatic Macular Hole

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine Chosun University, Korea.

Abstract

A Macular hole may change in size of the hole; may increase in size with time and an epiretinal membrane may form. Rarely, a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment may occur with time and long term visual acuity usually remains stable or progressively worse. But to our knowledge spontaneous disappearance of a macular hole caused by development of an epiretinal membrane with improvement in vision rarely occurs. The traumatic, full-thickness macular hole in a 15-year-old man during 3 month follow-up period, changed its biomicroscopic appearance and fluorescein angiographic finding. Furthermore, visual acuity showed some improvement. The authors believe this spontaneous disappearance of macular hole is probably occured as a result of epiretinal membrane formation.

Keyword

Macular hole; epiretinal membrane

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Epiretinal Membrane
Fluorescein
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Retinal Detachment
Retinal Perforations*
Visual Acuity
Fluorescein
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