Full-thickness macular hole formation associated with central serous chorioretinopathy

Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov-Dec;22(6):1039-41. doi: 10.5301/ejo.5000186. Epub 2012 Jun 11.


Purpose: To report a case of full-thickness macular hole (FTMH) formation associated with central serous retinopathy (CSC).

Results: A 63-year-old woman with history of CSC diagnosed 8 years ago presented with vision loss. Clinical examination and optical coherence tomography found FTMH. Seven months following successful surgical repair of the macular hole, the patient presented with decreased vision, and was found to have CSC with closed macular hole.

Discussion: Based on the hydration theory of macular hole formation, CSC and the associated retinal pigment epithelium and choriocapillaris dysfunctions may promote the progression of FTMH.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy / complications*
  • Endotamponade
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fluorocarbons / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / etiology*
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium / pathology
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Vision, Low / diagnosis
  • Visual Acuity / physiology
  • Vitrectomy


  • Fluorocarbons
  • perflutren