Purpose: To report a case of retinal pigment epithelial tear treated by macular translocation with 360° retinotomy. Methods: Interventional case report. A 75-year-old woman with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and retinal pigment epithelial tear underwent macular translocation with 360° retinotomy and silicone oil tamponade. After 3 months, pars plana vitrectomy, silicone oil removal, and muscle surgery were performed. Results: Twenty-two months after macular translocation surgery, the visual acuity of the patient had improved to 20/50 (preoperative 20/200). No proliferative vitreoretinopathy or recurrence of the choroidal neovascularisation was observed. Conclusions: Macular translocation surgery with 360° retinotomy can improve vision in retinal pigment epithelial tear secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
|Journal||Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 06.2005|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)