Title: OCT study of fellow eyes of macular holes
Authors: Spiritus, A ×
Dralands, Godelieve
Stalmans, Peter
Stalmans, Ingeborg
Spileers, Werner #
Issue Date: Aug-2000
Series Title: Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie vol:275 pages:81-4
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the vitreomacular interface in symptom-free fellow eyes of macular holes using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to add information to the pathogenesis of macular holes and to refine prognostic factors for bilateral involvement. Sixty-six patients with a full thickness macular hole in one eye and a symptom-free fellow eye were included in the study between 01/98-05/99. The finding on OCT that a perifoveal vitreous detachment can result in a foveal cyst and subsequently a macular hole confirms the theory of Gass of vitreous traction. Symptom-free fellow eyes with a foveal cyst on OCT represent an elevated risk (55%) for macular hole development. Vitreofoveal separation is probably a good prognostic sign.
ISSN: 0081-0746
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Ophthalmology
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