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. 2006 Mar;244(3):411-2.
doi: 10.1007/s00417-005-0057-9. Epub 2005 Aug 20.

Macular Hole Formation Associated With Idiopathic Parafoveal Telangiectasia

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Macular Hole Formation Associated With Idiopathic Parafoveal Telangiectasia

Jeffrey L Olson et al. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. .


Background: To report the occurrence of a full thickness macular hole in association with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia.

Methods: Observational case report.

Results: A 60-year-old female with a history of bilateral idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia presented with acute complaints of decreased vision and metamorphopsia in her right eye. The patient's retinal examination was significant for idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia bilaterally, and a new, full-thickness macular hole in the right eye which was confirmed by optical coherence tomography.

Conclusions: Full-thickness macular hole formation may occur in conjunction with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia, which has not been reported to date.

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