Imaging: Case Report
- Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography serial changes in three cases of spontaneous closure of idiopathic macular hole at stages II, III, and IV are described. Initial and serial spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images document the progressive closure. Macular holes apparently resolved spontaneously through two different mechanisms: posterior hyaloid detachment in case 1 and a contraction of epiretinal macular membrane in cases 2 and 3. The spontaneous closure of idiopathic full-thickness macular holes may occur in any stage of idiopathic macular hole; the small size of the hole is a common feature in all cases of spontaneous closure reported.
From the Institute of Ophthalmology (AS, PS, AM, AB, SDD, EB), Catholic University of Rome; and the Ophthalmology Unit (ACT, FBP, SDD), San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Alessandra C. Tiberti, MD, PhD, Ophthalmology Unit, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via G. Martinotti, 20, 00165 Rome, Italy. E-mail: email@example.com