RESOLUTION OF A MACULAR HOLE COMPLICATING A PSEUDOPHAKIC MACULAR EDEMA WITH NONSURGICAL TREATMENT

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Abstract

Background:

Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) is a common complication of cataract surgery. We report the management of a case presenting with PCME in his left eye complicated by a full-thickness macular hole (MH). Four weeks after a cataract surgery on his left eye, a 75-year-old man presented with a vision loss on the same eye (best-corrected visual acuity: 20/64). A PCME complicated by a full-thickness MH was diagnosed. After oral acetazolamide treatment, the PCME completely regressed and the full-thickness MH closed after medical treatment.

Conclusion:

Macular edema may rarely lead to MHs, by inducing mechanical changes and probable inflammatory mechanisms as well as a thinning of the fovea. We report a case of spontaneous closure of MH complicating a PCME, with medical treatment.

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