Macular hole following photodynamic therapy

Ahmad M. Mansour, Ziad M. Husseini, Alex R. Schakal

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A 66-year-old woman with prior posterior vitreous detachment underwent photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for a juxtafoveolar choroidal neovascularization. Twenty days after the photodynamic therapy, fluorescein angiography showed regression of the membrane and the new onset of a macular hole. Macular hole formation following photodynamic therapy could be related to choroidal swelling leading to dehiscence of the foveal pit, or to exacerbation of either tangential traction or cystoid spaces by the laser administered over the fovea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Mansour, A. M., Husseini, Z. M., & Schakal, A. R. (2002). Macular hole following photodynamic therapy. Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, 33(6), 511-513.