Bilateral macular hole following myopic photorefractive keratectomy.

Shoeibi, Nasser and Jabbarpoor Bonyadi, Mohammad Hossein and Abrishami, Majid and Ansari-Astaneh, Mohammad-Reza (2014) Bilateral macular hole following myopic photorefractive keratectomy. Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO, 28 (3). pp. 268-71. ISSN 2092-9382

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A 42-year-old man was admitted to our clinic complaining of visual distortion in his left eye two months after bilateral myopic photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed a stage II macular hole in the left eye. Simultaneous OCT in the right eye showed vitreous traction and distortion of the outer retina. One month later, the patient underwent vitrectomy for the left eye, and the macular hole was closed. Two months after that, the patient complained of visual distortion in the right eye, and OCT revealed increased traction and accentuated outer retinal distortion indicating a stage IB macular hole. Traction attenuated later without any intervention. The short interval between PRK and hole formation, bilateral involvement, and the moderate refractive error in this case highlight the possible role of PRK in aggravating vitreoretinal interface abnormalities. We recommend the addition of PRK to the list of procedures that may be associated with the formation of a macular hole.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2017 05:49
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