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Spontaneous closure of stage two idiopathic macular hole with persistent vitreous attachment

Rashed Mustafa Nazzal1, Dominika Wrzesińska1, Katarzyna Nowomiejska1, Robert Rejdak1
Ophthalmol J 2019;4:49-51.


The classical rule was so far to observe idiopathic macular holes of stage 1a and 1b because of the high probability of spontaneous closure of the hole, while in higher stages surgical treatment was recommended. However, a growing number of case reports are available nowadays that suggest that even a more advanced stage macular hole may occasionally close spontaneously. In this article, we present a case of a 71-year-old female patient who presented with gradual bilateral decrease of vision, which was attributed to a combination of cataract and macular holes in both eyes. The macular hole in one eye was stage 1A and the other eye was stage 2. Follow up over a period of 6 months revealed conversion of the stage 1A hole to lamellar hole and spontaneous closure of the stage 2 hole.

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