ANTERIOR LENS CAPSULE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC FULL-THICKNESS MACULAR HOLE

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report the use of anterior lens capsule flap transplantation in two cases with chronic full-thickness macular hole (MH).

Methods:

Case series.

Results:

Two cases of chronic MH with a new treatment approach were reported. In the first case, a 66-year-old man presented with a chronic idiopathic MH in the left eye for 2 years. Presenting visual acuity was hand motion. The patient underwent phacoemulsification and vitrectomy with anterior lens capsule flap transplantation in the MH. At 5 months postoperatively, the visual acuity was 20/200 with MH closure. In the second case, a 68-year-old woman presented with decreased visual acuity for 2 years. Her visual acuity was hand motion in the right eye. The patient underwent phacoemulsification and vitrectomy with anterior lens capsule flap transplantation in the MH. Visual acuity improved to 20/400 with reduction in the MH diameter. Vision and MH diameter remained stable over 5 months postoperatively.

Conclusion:

Lens capsular flap transplantation is useful in closing chronic MH in the short term.

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