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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5

A case of bilateral macular hole in a young HIV-positive patient

1 Department of Surgery, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
2 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
3 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen Gezmu
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana, P.Bag 00713, Gaborone
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2219-4665.265868

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A 22-year-old female patient was diagnosed to have HIV and treated by highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) since 2012 had developed a reduction of vision in both eyes secondary to cataract. The cataract was extracted from both eyes with no immediate postoperative complication. During follow-up, it was recognized that she had had bilateral Stage 3 macular hole in both eyes. The visual acuity in both eyes was 6/60 which did not improve with application of pinhole. Pars plana vitrectomy was done and sealed the macular hole in the left eye. The visual acuity remained the same in both eyes despite surgical intervention.

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