Spontaneous anatomical and visual improvement in myopic macular retinoschisis.

Jonathan Chang // Publications // Sep 01 2013

PubMed ID: 24044717

Author(s): Chang JS, Packo KH, Flynn HW Jr. Spontaneous anatomical and visual improvement in myopic macular retinoschisis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct;44(5):499-501. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20130909-16. PMID 24044717

Journal: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina, Volume 44, Issue 5,

Myopic macular retinoschisis is a source of visual impairment in patients with high myopia. Many patients present with progressive visual loss or increasing distortion. Some eyes progress to macular hole or foveal retinal detachment, causing further vision loss. The mechanisms for development of myopic macular retinoschisis have been postulated to be from tractional forces exerted on the inner retina, either anteriorly from a shortened internal limiting membrane and the retinal vessels or posteriorly from staphylomatous changes. Surgical intervention is often indicated for patients with declining visual function. The authors report a case of myopic macular retinoschisis that spontaneously improved without surgical intervention.

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