Macular hole after intravitreal ranibizumab injection for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy


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Abstract

A 67-year-old man visited the clinic presenting with the complaint of decreased vision in his left eye. Visual acuity of the left eye was 6/6. On fundus examination, an orange polypoidal lesion and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) detachment were seen. Fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography were performed. There was hyperfluorescence of a clustered polyp-like lesion. The patient was diagnosed with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and we recommended that he be seen again in three months. At this visit, visual acuity of the left eye had decreased to 6/9 and the RPE detachment was aggravated. Intravitreal injection of ranibizumab was performed. One month after the injection, visual acuity of his left eye was 6/96. A macular hole was seen in his left eye and vitrectomy of the left eye was performed. Optical coherence tomography was checked and it showed that the macular hole was closed. Two more intravitreal ranibizumab injections were done on the left eye. Visual acuity of his left eye subsequently improved to 6/18.8.

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