Effective macular translocation without scleral imbrication

Am J Ophthalmol. 1999 Sep;128(3):380-2. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(99)00142-7.


Purpose: To describe a case of effective macular translocation accomplished without scleral imbrication or extensive retinotomy.

Methods: A case report of a 59-year-old woman with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in her left eye who underwent vitrectomy with macular detachment and fluid-air exchange.

Results: The macula was translocated approximately 500 microm inferiorly, allowing for photocoagulation of extrafoveal neovascularization.

Conclusion: Limited macular translocation may be attained without scleral imbrication or significant retinotomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Choroidal Neovascularization / diagnosis
  • Choroidal Neovascularization / etiology
  • Choroidal Neovascularization / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Macula Lutea / transplantation*
  • Macular Degeneration / complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Sclera
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy