SPONTANEOUS CLOSURE OF A MACULAR HOLE RESULTING FROM YAG LASER CAPSULOTOMY IN A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Pooja Parikh, Shelley Day Ghafoori, Lena Dixit, Clio Armitage Harper

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the novel finding of spontaneous resolution of a full-thickness macular hole resulting from YAG laser capsulotomy in a 13-year-old girl with previous history of retinal detachment repair and cataract surgery. METHODS: A 13-year-old girl who had developed a macular hole after YAG laser was noted to have spontaneous resolution of the macular hole at 2-week follow-up visit with concurrent increase in visual acuity. Institutional review board was not applicable for this case. RESULTS: Spontaneous resolution of a YAG laser-induced macular hole in a pediatric patient. CONCLUSION: This is a novel report in a pediatric patient of spontaneous resolution of a full-thickness macular hole induced by YAG laser capsulotomy. If a macular hole is noted after YAG capsulotomy, consideration should be given to initial close observation rather than surgical intervention as spontaneous resolution may occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-642
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal cases & brief reports
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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