Intraoperative OCT of a full-thickness macular hole before and after internal limiting membrane peeling

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jan-Feb;41(1):7-11. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20091230-01.


A child with a traumatic full-thickness macular hole was imaged perioperatively using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Intraoperative imaging using a portable SD-OCT device equipped with a handheld probe demonstrated the full-thickness macular hole to be nearly completely closed following vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling. Air was used as a tamponade agent and prone positioning was used postoperatively for 2 days. SD-OCT imaging confirmed closure of the full-thickness macular hole 5 days and 1 month postoperatively.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Basement Membrane / surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / pathology*
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods*
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / methods*
  • Vitrectomy / methods*