SCIENTIFIC POSTER

Surgical Treatment of Full Thickness Macular Hole Associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa by Pelin Yilmazbas, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu, Turkey


ABSTRACT

Purpose:

To present a case of full thickness macular hole in a young adult patient with retinitis pigmentosa.

Setting:

Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Methods:

We present a 39-year-old man with full thickness maculer hole secondary to retinitis pigmentosa on his left eye. His past systemic history was unremarkable.

Results:

A 39-year-old man visited our clinic with poor left eye vision for seven days. On examination, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in right eye and 20/50 in the left eye. The intraocular pressure was within normal range bilaterally. The anterior segments of both eyes were normal on slit-lamp biomicroscopy. Examination showed all the typical features of retinitis pigmentosa in both eyes and optical coherence tomography showed full thickness macular hole in the left eye. The patient underwent right 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and gas tamponade (C3F8). Six weeks after the surgery, the full thickness macular hole was closed and visual acuity (VA) improved to 20/32. During the 6 months follow-up period, the hole remained closed and VA remained at the level of 20/32.

Conclusions:

Full thickness macular holes are rare occurrences in patients with retinitis pigmentosa; improved visual and anatomical outcomes can be seen after surgical intervention.


CONTACT DETAILS

 

Pelin Yilmazbas, Sibel Doguizi, Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu
Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital
Ankara
Turkey
Email : pelintaner@hotmail.com
Cell Phone: +905321537577
Work Phone: +903123126261