J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1999 Jun;40(6):1689-1694.

A Case Report of Closed Traumatic Macular Hole after Intravit real Gas Injection

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon Medical College.

Abstract

We injected tissue plasminogen activator(TPA) and expansile gas into the vitreous of 17-year-old patient who presented with traumatic macular hole and subretinal hemorrhage. Most of the subretinal hemorrhage drained into the vitreous cavity through the macular hole. Two weeks after intravitreal injection, closure of macular hole accompanied by complete posterior vitreous detachment was observed. This case suggests that the tangential vitreous traction may play an important role in the development of traumatic macular hole as in the development of idiopathic macular hole. It is speculated that the induction of posterior vitreous detachment without vitrectomy can result in removal of this traction and closure of traumatic macular hole.

Keyword

Expansile gas; Intravitreal injection; Posterior vitreous detachment; Tangential vitreous traction; Traumatic macular hole

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Hemorrhage
Humans
Intravitreal Injections
Plasminogen
Retinal Perforations*
Traction
Vitrectomy
Vitreous Detachment
Plasminogen
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