Macular Holes Associated with Proliferative Sickle Cell Retinopathy

Motilal Raichand, Rutheva V. Dizon, Krishan C. Nagpal, Morton F. Goldberg, Maurice F. Rabb, Michael H. Goldbaum

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We report on four patients with sickle cell hemoglobin (SC) disease in whom macular holes developed. A major factor contributing to the formation of the holes was macular stretching, caused by simultaneous nasal traction from epipapillary fibroglial tissue and temporal traction from peripheral fibrovascular and fibroglial tissue. Another possible factor was macular ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1592-1596
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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