Limits...
Visual field loss progression after macular hole surgery.

Tosi GM, Martone G, Balestrazzi A, Malandrini A, Alegente M, Pichierri P - J Ophthalmol (2010)

Bottom Line: However, two months after surgery, she developed an inferotemporal visual field defect.Moreover, seven months after surgery, the patient noticed an enlargement of the temporal blind area: a nearly complete temporal defect was confirmed on visual field testing.Conclusions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Purpose. To report a patient who experienced visual field loss progression after vitrectomy for an idiopathic stage II macular hole. Methods. Case report. A 68-year-old woman, with no history of glaucoma or any neuroophthalmological diseases, underwent a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Results. The patient showed macular hole closure and a resulting central visual acuity of 20/20. However, two months after surgery, she developed an inferotemporal visual field defect. Moreover, seven months after surgery, the patient noticed an enlargement of the temporal blind area: a nearly complete temporal defect was confirmed on visual field testing. Conclusions. Although the beneficial results of successfully treated macular holes are unquestionable, this report raises the possibility that visual field defects following macular hole surgery may be progressive.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Goldmann visual field test two months after surgery revealed  an inferotemporal visual field defect in the left eye.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection


getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2836818&req=5

fig1: Goldmann visual field test two months after surgery revealed an inferotemporal visual field defect in the left eye.

Mentions: Two months postoperatively, after the gas bubble was completely reabsorbed, the patient noticed a blind area in the inferotemporal visual field of her LE. She was immediately examined, showing an improvement of visual acuity to 20/25, a controlled IOP, and normal fundus examination. Goldmann perimetry confirmed the patient's symptoms, revealing an inferotemporal visual field defect (Figure 1). We examined the patient again three months after surgery and no changes were observed; the patient was relatively happy and she was getting used to the inferotemporal blind spot. The remaining postoperative controls were carried out by the referring ophthalmologist.


Visual field loss progression after macular hole surgery.

Tosi GM, Martone G, Balestrazzi A, Malandrini A, Alegente M, Pichierri P - J Ophthalmol (2010)

Goldmann visual field test two months after surgery revealed  an inferotemporal visual field defect in the left eye.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2836818&req=5

fig1: Goldmann visual field test two months after surgery revealed an inferotemporal visual field defect in the left eye.
Mentions: Two months postoperatively, after the gas bubble was completely reabsorbed, the patient noticed a blind area in the inferotemporal visual field of her LE. She was immediately examined, showing an improvement of visual acuity to 20/25, a controlled IOP, and normal fundus examination. Goldmann perimetry confirmed the patient's symptoms, revealing an inferotemporal visual field defect (Figure 1). We examined the patient again three months after surgery and no changes were observed; the patient was relatively happy and she was getting used to the inferotemporal blind spot. The remaining postoperative controls were carried out by the referring ophthalmologist.

Bottom Line: However, two months after surgery, she developed an inferotemporal visual field defect.Moreover, seven months after surgery, the patient noticed an enlargement of the temporal blind area: a nearly complete temporal defect was confirmed on visual field testing.Conclusions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Purpose. To report a patient who experienced visual field loss progression after vitrectomy for an idiopathic stage II macular hole. Methods. Case report. A 68-year-old woman, with no history of glaucoma or any neuroophthalmological diseases, underwent a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Results. The patient showed macular hole closure and a resulting central visual acuity of 20/20. However, two months after surgery, she developed an inferotemporal visual field defect. Moreover, seven months after surgery, the patient noticed an enlargement of the temporal blind area: a nearly complete temporal defect was confirmed on visual field testing. Conclusions. Although the beneficial results of successfully treated macular holes are unquestionable, this report raises the possibility that visual field defects following macular hole surgery may be progressive.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus