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17.05.2018 | case report

Spontaneous self-resolution of vitreomacular diseases: a three-case report

verfasst von: Dr. med. univ. Gregor Kastl

Erschienen in: Spektrum der Augenheilkunde | Ausgabe 5/2019

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Summary

Background

In many cases, macular hole and epiretinal membrane require surgical therapy. In rare cases, spontaneous resolution is possible.

Patients and methods

Three cases of vitreoretinal diseases are presented: one case of spontaneous closure of an idiopathic stage III macular hole and two cases of spontaneous self-resolution of an epiretinal membrane.

Results

The idiopathic stage III macular hole resolved after a period of more than 6 years of observation. The idiopathic epiretinal membranes separated spontaneously after several months to years of observation.

Conclusion

Awareness of the possible self-resolution of macular hole and epiretinal membrane is clinically relevant in the treatment of these conditions.
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Metadaten
Titel
Spontaneous self-resolution of vitreomacular diseases: a three-case report
verfasst von
Dr. med. univ. Gregor Kastl
Publikationsdatum
17.05.2018
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
Spektrum der Augenheilkunde / Ausgabe 5/2019
Print ISSN: 0930-4282
Elektronische ISSN: 1613-7523
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00717-018-0405-x