Early stage of macular hole in a severely myopic eye

Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Feb;119(2):240-2. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)73885-1.


Purpose/methods: A progressive early stage of macular hole developed in a severely myopic eye of a 37-year-old woman.

Results/conclusions: The patient improved after pars plana vitrectomy, peeling of the posterior hyaloid, and gas-fluid exchange. Biomicroscopic, ultrasonographic, and intraoperative findings support the theory of cortical vitreous traction as the cause of macular hole in severely myopic eyes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / diagnostic imaging
  • Myopia / complications*
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnostic imaging
  • Retinal Perforations / etiology*
  • Retinal Perforations / pathology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vitrectomy