PURPOSE: To report a case of surgical resolution of bilateral vitreomacular traction syndrome related to incomplete posterior vitreoschisis as documented by optical coherence tomography (Stratus OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA). CASE REPORT: In both eyes of a 72-year-old man with bilateral blurred vision, OCT examination disclosed a relevant increase in mean foveal thickness (right eye = 714 microm; left eye = 757 microm) due to a vitreomacular traction syndrome. At the edges of the most highly elevated area of vitreo-macular traction, OCT scans showed a characteristic splitting of the hyperreflective signal in both eyes, usually identified as posterior vitreous cortex. Both eyes underwent vitrectomy with epiretinal membrane peeling. Postoperative OCT examination showed vitreomacular traction resolution in both eyes with an evident decrease in mean foveal thickness (right eye = 364 microm; left eye = 335 microm). Right visual acuity improved from 20/200 to 20/50; left visual acuity changed from 20/150 to 20/40. CONCLUSIONS: OCT was a useful tool in identifying an unusual case of bilateral vitreomacular traction syndrome linked to incomplete posterior vitreoschisis and following a favorable course after surgical management

Optical coherence tomography imaging of surgical resolution of bilateral vitreomacular traction syndrome related to incomplete posterior vitreoschisis: a case report.

CIANCAGLINI, MARCO;
2004

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of surgical resolution of bilateral vitreomacular traction syndrome related to incomplete posterior vitreoschisis as documented by optical coherence tomography (Stratus OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA). CASE REPORT: In both eyes of a 72-year-old man with bilateral blurred vision, OCT examination disclosed a relevant increase in mean foveal thickness (right eye = 714 microm; left eye = 757 microm) due to a vitreomacular traction syndrome. At the edges of the most highly elevated area of vitreo-macular traction, OCT scans showed a characteristic splitting of the hyperreflective signal in both eyes, usually identified as posterior vitreous cortex. Both eyes underwent vitrectomy with epiretinal membrane peeling. Postoperative OCT examination showed vitreomacular traction resolution in both eyes with an evident decrease in mean foveal thickness (right eye = 364 microm; left eye = 335 microm). Right visual acuity improved from 20/200 to 20/50; left visual acuity changed from 20/150 to 20/40. CONCLUSIONS: OCT was a useful tool in identifying an unusual case of bilateral vitreomacular traction syndrome linked to incomplete posterior vitreoschisis and following a favorable course after surgical management
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