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Missing Internal Limiting Membrane during Macular Hole Repair in Alport Syndrome

Authors
  • Chaudhry, Sarah G.
  • Liew, Gerald
  • Fung, Adrian T.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
May 03, 2021
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
320–323
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000513420
PMID: 34054478
PMCID: PMC8136316
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

The aim of this manuscript is to describe a novel retinal finding of Alport syndrome during surgical management of an associated macular hole. A retrospective chart review of a 65-year-old man with a diagnosis of Alport syndrome confirmed by renal biopsy was found to have an associated full-thickness macular hole. Pars-plana vitrectomy surgery with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling was attempted, but intraoperatively the ILM was found to be absent at the macula. Alport syndrome may be associated with the absence of the ILM. This can complicate attempts at macular hole repair.

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