Giant macular hole in Alport syndrome

Can J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr;42(2):314-5.


Case report: A 29-year-old woman with Alport syndrome presented with unilateral visual deterioration over an 8-year period. She had the rare ocular complication of a giant macular hole. She developed a small macular hole in the other eye.

Comments: The ocular features of Alport syndrome are described, including proposed mechanisms for hole formation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Nephritis, Hereditary / complications*
  • Nephritis, Hereditary / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / etiology*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis
  • Vision Disorders / etiology
  • Visual Acuity