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Spontaneous closure of stage
IV idiopathic full-thickness macular hole and late reopening as a lamellar
macular hole: a case report
Spontaneous closure of traumatic
macular holes is described as a common event in the peer-reviewed literature.
However, the spontaneous closure of stage III and IV full-thickness idiopathic
macular holes has been reported in less than 15 cases in the literature, this
being an extremely rare event, with their reopening being even more infrequent.
We report a case of a spontaneous closure of stage IV idiopathic full-thickness
macular hole and late reopening as a lamellar macular hole.
A 67-year-old Spanish man was
referred to our hospital with a complaint of decreased vision in his right eye
and metamorphopsia for approximately 11 months. He did not report any
trauma. Diagnosis was based on fundoscopic and optical coherence tomography.
They revealed a stage IV full-thickness idiopathic macular hole and a small
epiretinal membrane. Three months later the hole spontaneously closed, and two
years later we appreciated its reopening as a lamellar macular hole.
The contraction of the epiretinal
membrane could have contributed to cystic spaces and their fusion,
subsequently, to the formation of a lamellar macular hole. To the best of our
knowledge this is the first report in the literature of a spontaneously closed
full-thickness idiopathic macular hole with reopening as a partial thickness
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