Spontaneous improvement of macular traction retinal detachment associated with myopic macular schisis

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. Sep-Oct 2013;44(5):497-8. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20130909-15.


High myopia can be associated with a range of pathologic changes within the macula that are now easily appreciated with optical coherence tomography. In the setting of high myopia and a macular traction retinal detachment, the expectation is for progressive worsening over time, and surgical intervention is often undertaken early. The authors present a case of spontaneous improvement of myopic macular detachment, which illustrates the potential value of an initial period of observation in this clinical setting.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myopia, Degenerative / complications*
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Retinal Detachment / physiopathology*
  • Retinoschisis / physiopathology*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Visual Acuity