Desaparecimento do buraco macular associado ao desenvolvimento de membrana epiretiniana

Desaparecimento do buraco macular associado ao desenvolvimento de membrana epiretiniana


Michel Eid Farah,
Akiyoshi Oshima,
Ana Luisa Höfling de Lima


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.56 no.5 São Paulo out. 1993


This paper describes a case of a patient with macular hole associated to vitreoretinal traction caused by corioretinal scar, that underwent a pars plana vitrectomy to release the traction.

After surgery a epiretinal membrane appeared and its contraction closed the borders of the hole, improving the visual acuity and metamorfopsia.

The development of a epiretinal membrane, spontaneous or provoked by stimulus (endodiatemy, endophotocoagulation or a gentle touch at the exposed pigmented epithelium) may lead to a closure of the hole that may cause an improvement of the visual function if the photoreceptors are viable in that site.


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