Back to Journals » Clinical Ophthalmology » Volume 8

Delayed macular hole formation after demarcation laser photocoagulation for subclinical retinal detachment

Authors Rusu I, Zizva J, Jane S. Myung JS, Wald KJ

Received 24 June 2013

Accepted for publication 5 November 2013

Published 13 May 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 915—917

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S50425

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 4


Irene M Rusu,1 Jessica Zizva,2 Jane S Myung,3 Kenneth Wald3

1Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, 2New York University, College of Liberal Arts, 3Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Retina Associates of New York, New York, NY, USA

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to report a series of macular holes that developed after demarcation laser photocoagulation for subclinical retinal detachments. This observational case series consists of three eyes from three patients seen between 2005 and 2012. Delayed idiopathic macular hole formation occurred following demarcation laser photocoagulation for subclinical retinal detachment. Demarcation laser photocoagulation of subclinical retinal detachments may predispose to macular hole formation.

Keywords: macular hole, demarcation laser photocoagulation, retinal detachment

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]