Retinal pigment epithelium hyperplasia after unsuccessful surgery for macular hole

Naoto Imadome, Hiroshi Kunikata, Shunichiro Asano, Toru Nakazawa

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Abstract

An 81-year-old woman presented with a retinal tumor after unsuccessful surgery was performed for a macular hole (MH) in the 1990s. A histopathological analysis revealed retinal pigment epithelium hyperplasia with no evidence of neoplastic cells. This case highlights two points: first, MHs that remain open after unsuccessful MH surgery can cause retinal tumors, leading to further visual loss; and second, in this case, the MH-associated tumor showed no evidence of neoplastic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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