COMBINED INTERNAL LIMITING MEMBRANE FLAP AND AUTOLOGOUS PLASMA CONCENTRATE TO CLOSE A LARGE TRAUMATIC MACULAR HOLE IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe a case of a large, traumatic macular hole in a pediatric patient closed using an internal limiting membrane flap in combination with autologous plasma concentrate (APC). METHODS: Description of a surgical technique as performed in one patient. RESULTS: Successful macular hole closure and improvement in postoperative visual acuity were achieved in the patient in whom the technique was performed. CONCLUSION: The combined use of APC with the internal limiting membrane flap is advantageous because the APC acts to hold the internal limiting membrane in proper position and promotes the proliferation of glial cells through the presence of growth factors. This technique may be particularly advantageous in chronic or recalcitrant holes particularly in the setting of trauma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Finn, AP; Chen, X; Viehland, C; Izatt, JA; Toth, CA; Vajzovic, L

Published Date

  • March 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 107 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 29979253

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6401324

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-1578

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000762

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States