Detection of paravascular retinal cysts before using OCT in a highly myopic patient

  • Kyoko Ohno-MatsuiEmail author
  • Kengo Hayashi
  • Takashi Tokoro
  • Manabu Mochizuki
Case Report



We describe a case of high myopia who developed paravascular retinal rarefaction generated by vitreoretinal adhesion on retinal vessels detected using optical coherence tomography (OCT).


A 31-year-old man received a regular ophthalmologic examination for high myopia including detailed fundus examination and OCT.


Detailed fundus examination revealed retinal rarefaction and fissure-like findings alongside the superior temporal retinal artery and vein in the right eye. OCT images revealed vitreoretinal adhesions on the retinal artery and a paravascular cystoid space in the inner retina. There was no retinal detachment. The axial length had increased by 1.50 mm over 15 years.


Paravascular retinal rarefaction as well as pseudohole formation caused by vitreoretinal adhesion on retinal vessels was detected in this patient using OCT. OCT might be useful to detect early-stage retinal pathologies caused by paravascular vitreoretinal traction in highly myopic patients.


Pathologic myopia Paravascular retinal cyst Retinal rarefaction Optical coherence tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kengo Hayashi
    • 1
  • Takashi Tokoro
    • 1
  • Manabu Mochizuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan

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