Identification of visually significant operculum without macular hole by optical coherence tomography

Lance J. Kugler, Cathy DiBernardo, Eyal Margalit

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Case report: We report a case that illustrates the effectiveness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in identifying visually significant vitreoretinal interface opacities in the absence of a macular hole. A patient presented with a scotoma in the right eye. Fundoscopic examination revealed a small lesion in close proximity to the foveal avascular zone. OCT of the right eye revealed a small operculum in the vitreous anterior to the fovea without evidence of a macular hole. Comments: To our knowledge, ours is the first reported case of the use of OCT to identify the presence of a visually significant operculum without an associated macular hole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006



  • Central scotoma
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Operculum
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Vitreoretinal interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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