Full-thickness macular hole formation in eyes with a pre-existing complete posterior vitreous detachment.

BACKGROUND Tangential macular traction by the posterior vitreous cortex has been widely accepted as the major causative factor in the development of idiopathic macular holes. Separation of the posterior cortical vitreous should relieve this vitreoretinal traction. METHODS The authors report five patients with idiopathic full-thickness macular hole… CONTINUE READING