Spontaneous closure of traumatic macular hole: followed up by optical coherence tomography

Authors

  • Yong Li Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, No. 1 Da Hua Rd, Beijing, China.
  • Hong Dai Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, No. 1 Da Hua Rd, Beijing, China.
  • Qun Xia Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, No. 1 Da Hua Rd, Beijing, China.
  • Li Long Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, No. 1 Da Hua Rd, Beijing, China.

Abstract

Two patients with traumatic macular hole without surgical intervention were followed-up using optical coherence tomography. The diameters of the 2 holes were 183 mm and 241 mm and the average thickness of the retinas around the hole were 130 mm and 362 mm. For the first patient, the macular hole closed 3 months after the injury and the visual acuity improved from 0.05 to

0.4. For the second patient, the macular hole closed 1 week after the injury, but there was no improvement in vision. There was vitreous traction and the presence of epiretinal membrane. This report describes how traumatic macular holes may close spontaneously and shows that optical coherence tomography is useful for following the progress.

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2003-12-01

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Li Y, Dai H, Xia Q, Long L. Spontaneous closure of traumatic macular hole: followed up by optical coherence tomography. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2003Dec.1 [cited 2022May28];7(1):26-8. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/103

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