Retinal detachment in highly myopic eyes due to macular holes and epiretinal traction.

@article{Stirpe1990RetinalDI,
  title={Retinal detachment in highly myopic eyes due to macular holes and epiretinal traction.},
  author={Mario Stirpe and Ronald G. Michels},
  journal={Retina},
  year={1990},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          113-4
        }
}
We operated on four highly myopic eyes with recurrent retinal detachment due to macular holes. A thin layer of epiretinal tissue was present over the posterior retina in each eye, probably causing tangential traction on the retina and accounting for the recurrent detachment. Biopsy of the tissue from one case showed mainly acellular material resembling cortical vitreous. Recognizing this clinical condition may permit successful treatment of certain cases with recurrent retinal detachment in… CONTINUE READING

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