macular holes

‘Real-world’ ocriplasmin macular hole closure rates lag trialsOcriplasmin (Jetrea, ThromboGenics) may achieve lower macular hole closure rates than in trials, new British and Irish data suggests. Also, “the incidence of adverse events was greater than previously reported,” wrote RJ Haynes of Bristol Eye Hospital in Bristol, United Kingdom, and colleagues in the journal Eye.
Persistent subfoveal fluid following successful macular hole surgeryThe presence of subretinal fluid following successful macular hole surgery appears to be common, and may be associated with delayed visual recovery, although not with the final result. Smaller holes and vitreofoveal traction are significant risk factors associated with increased rates of postoperative foveal detachment.
Idiopathic macular holes: When to perform vitrectomyRetina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists should identify full thickness macula holes and, generally, recommend a vitrectomy to close them and improve vision.
New theory may address idiopathic macular holesThe evaluation of multiple optical coherence tomography images supports the combined tractional-hydration theory of idiopathic macular hole formation, progression, and closure.
Explore the mechanism of macular hole formationA 56 year-old black female attended to clinic for a 6-month follow-up of macular hole (MH) OD with mild vitreous traction at the macula OS. Aside from the MH and minimal refractive correction, the ocular history is unremarkable. She has been systemically treated for hypertension and diabetes for 20 years. Examination revealed best-corrected visual acuity of 10/400 OD and 20/25 OS. At that time, an OCT baseline was performed. The figures show baseline fundus photographs taken 3 months earlier (See Figure 1).
Attendee Perspective: Retina MysteriesJoan Hansen, OD, shares her take from “Retina Mysteries Revealed” at the 90th annual SECO International meeting.