A case of macular hole retinal detachment in Behcet disease

Tomonori Tamura, Makoto Inoue, Susumu Ishida, Kei Shinoda, Yoko Ozawa, Yasutaka Ando, Saburosuke Suzuki, Hiroshi Katsura

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A 39-year-old female with Behcet disease presented with a macular hole retinal detachment. The macular hole was detected after several episodes of inflammation and chronic macular edema. Retinal hemorrhages and white sheathing of the retinal vessels around the macula were present preoperatively. Intraoperatively, no posterior vitreous detachment was found and after vitreous surgery with removal of the posterior vitreous cortex around the macular hole, the retina reattached. These findings suggest that tangential traction by the attached vitreous cortex and ischemic changes in the retinal macula might have played important roles in the pathogenesis of macular hole in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Behcet Disease
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Hole Retinal Detachment
  • Vitreous Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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