Repair of macular fold following retinal reattachment surgery
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 35, Issue 9, pages 791–792, December 2007
How to Cite
El-Amir, A. N., Every, S. and Patel, C. K. (2007), Repair of macular fold following retinal reattachment surgery. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 35: 791–792. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.01403.x
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2007
- Received 26 February 2006; accepted 9 October 2006.
- macular fold;
- macular translocation;
- retinal surgery;
Here the management of a macular fold complicating retinal reattachment surgery is discussed. The macular fold was repaired by a technique similar to that used in retinal translocation surgery. Direct injection into the macular fold was performed, which caused a linear, rather than the intended concentric, detachment of the retina. Permanent flattening of the macula fold was achieved and the best-corrected Snellen visual acuity was 6/12 at 6 months. The importance of intervention, advantages and disadvantages of this technique and alternative methods of managing such cases are discussed. It may be prudent to consider peripheral, rather than direct, injection into the macular fold to detach the macula in such cases.