Optical coherence tomography in optic pit maculopathy

Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Oct;27(5):293-7. doi: 10.1007/s10792-007-9070-9. Epub 2007 May 9.


Purpose: To report the optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in patients with optic pit maculopathy.

Methods: Twelve eyes of 12 patients with optic pit maculopathy were evaluated. Cross-sectional OCT images were correlated with findings from slit-lamp biomicroscopy and fluorescein angiography. The presence of retinoschisis and serous macular detachment was evaluated and the height of the serous detachment also measured.

Results: Visual acuities varied between 20/400 and 20/63. The height of the serous macular detachment at the fovea was between 323 and 548 mum. OCT findings showed that ten (83.3%) patients had both retinoschisis and serous macular detachment, one (8.3%) patient had only retinoschisis and one (8.3%) patient had only serous macular detachment. None of the patients had macular hole or vitreoretinal traction.

Conclusion: These findings support the concept of a bilaminar structure that contains retinoschisis and serous macular detachment. Our data also showed that in some patients, the sole component of maculopathy was serous macular detachment or retinoschisis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eye Abnormalities / complications
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fovea Centralis
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Disk / abnormalities*
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Retinal Diseases / physiopathology
  • Retinoschisis / diagnosis
  • Retinoschisis / etiology
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence*
  • Visual Acuity