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Partial-thickness macular hole in vitreomacular traction syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20205799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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INTRODUCTION: Vitreomacular traction syndrome has recently been recognized as a distinct clinical condition. It may lead to many complications, such as cystoid macular edema, macular pucker formation, tractional macular detachment, and full-thickness macular hole formation.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of vitreomacular traction syndrome with eccentric traction at the macula and a partial-thickness macular hole in a 63-year-old Pakistani Punjabi man. The patient was evaluated using optical coherence tomography, and he underwent a successful pars plana vitrectomy. After the operation, his foveal contour regained normal configuration, and his visual acuity improved from 20/60 to 20/30.
CONCLUSIONS: Pars plana vitrectomy prevents the progression of a partial thickness macular hole in vitreomacular traction syndrome. The relief of traction by vitrectomy restores foveal anatomy and visual acuity in this condition.
Authors:
Niranjan Kumar; Jamal Al Kandari; Khalid Al Sabti; Vivek B Wani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2012-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Al Bahar Ophthalmology Center, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait. nirkumar@hotmail.com.
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