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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27

Traumatic macular tear

1 Department of Vitreoretinal, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, UK
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Florida Hospital, Santiago, Chile

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Dr. Rodrigo Anguita
Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, London EC1V 2PD
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/PAJO.PAJO_34_20

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The purpose is to report a case of horseshoe macular tear and its management. Case reports of a patient with blunt trauma including findings on clinical examination, color fundus photography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). A 23-year-old presented with a blunt ocular trauma from a plastic toy in the right eye. Fundoscopy revealed a horseshoe macular tear associated with a partial posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). OCT confirmed a full thickness macular tear with radial extension and associated retinal thickening. The patient underwent conservative management and was followed closely showing a spontaneous resolution of the macular tear. Our case report describes an example of traumatic horseshoe macular tear; we hypothesized that the PVD and the secondary inflammation as a result of the trauma were responsible for the spontaneous resolution of macular tear in our case.

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