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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 278-280

Successful surgical management of optic disc pit maculopathy without internal membrane peeling

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Al-Bahar Ophthalmology Centre, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah Al-Mujaini
Department of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, 123 Al Khod, Muscat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.65495

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Optic disc pit is an excavation of the optic nerve head usually seen in association with other abnormalities of the optic nerve, peripapillary retina, or posterior vitreous detachment. In 50% the cases, it might be associated with serous macular detachment. The prevailing theory that explains this disorder is that subretinal fluid which is derived from liquefied vitreous passes through the optic disc pit and elevates the macula. In this study, we report a case of serous macular detachment complicating optic disc pit in a young male patient treated surgically without internal limiting membrane peeling and showed dramatic improvement of vision after 1 year.

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