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Macular hole formation associated with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia

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To report the occurrence of a full thickness macular hole in association with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia.


Observational case report.


A 60-year-old female with a history of bilateral idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia presented with acute complaints of decreased vision and metamorphopsia in her right eye. The patient's retinal examination was significant for idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia bilaterally, and a new, full-thickness macular hole in the right eye which was confirmed by optical coherence tomography.


Full-thickness macular hole formation may occur in conjunction with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia, which has not been reported to date.

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Olson, J.L., Mandava, N. Macular hole formation associated with idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia. Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmo 244, 411–412 (2006).

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  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Macular Hole
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreomacular Traction
  • Idiopathic Macular Hole