Surgical closure of giant traumatic macular hole with retinal graft


ÖZKAN B. , KARABAŞ V. L.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.29, no.5, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1120672118803846
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Keywords: Macular hole, trauma, open-globe injury, vitreoretinal surgery, retinal graft, INTERNAL LIMITING MEMBRANE, TRANSPLANTATION, FLAP

Abstract

Aim: To present a case with a large traumatic macular hole that we repaired with a retinal graft. Case description: A 24-year-old male patient presented with corneal penetration and an intraocular foreign body caused by a work accident. Vitrectomy and intraocular foreign body removal were performed. One month after the surgery, the patient had macula on retinal detachment in the nasal and superior quadrant. In addition, a giant macular hole was formed. However, the macula was atrophic because of the trauma, and we could not repair the hole with classic macular hole surgery techniques. For this reason, we used a retinal graft to cover the macular hole, and we observed that the hole was closed in follow-up visits. Conclusion: Retinal grafts can be used in patients with giant macular holes. They may be useful especially in patients with atrophic macula in trauma cases.